The Boston Celtics, now with Jrue Holiday and Kristaps Porzingis, made their much-anticipated NBA preseason debut against Joel Embiid and the 76ers last night. Fans at TD Garden were thrilled to see the new lineup in action and were not disappointed. Led by Jayson Tatum, the Celtics triumphed over the 76ers 114-106, despite the absence of stars Joel Embiid and James Harden. Unfortunately, the evening began on a rough note for Celtics’ star Jaylen Brown.
Jaylen Brown had a Shaqtin’ a Fool moment as soon as he stepped foot on the court. And fans let the superstar know about his hilarious mistake despite him getting a win over the Sixers.
Fans are criticizing Jaylen Brown for making a humorous error.
Jaylen Brown’s NBA preseason got off to a rocky start. When he stepped onto the court, Celtics fans and announcers immediately noticed something unusual – his game shorts were on backwards. It wasn’t until a few minutes into the game that Brown himself realized the comical error, with the Nike and NBA logos displayed on his backside. His teammates on the bench couldn’t help but find the mistake amusing.
Following the game, NBA fans directed criticism toward Jaylen Brown for his Shaqtin’ a Fool blunder. One fan even connected Brown’s error to his weaker left-hand dribbling abilities, stating “He should’ve used his left hand.” Brown has gained a reputation for his subpar left-hand dribbling skills, and fans frequently tease him about it. Therefore, when a fan saw a chance to poke fun at him once more, they took advantage.
He wore them using his left hand.
— Scott Jacobsen (@statsobsession) October 8, 2023
The NBA World even poked fun at Brown’s $304 million, 5-year contract following his error.
60 million dollars per year for retro-style shorts.
— Dave (@DovidRozenberg) October 9, 2023
— kevin (@KevinRomeis) October 8, 2023
Although many fans criticized Jaylen Brown for his wardrobe malfunction, a few fans showed sympathy and believed that it was an unintentional mistake that could happen to anyone.
We have all experienced a moment of realization similar to this, to be honest…when it is too late to change the outcome. …
— Harry Aslam (@harryaslam) October 8, 2023
Jaylen Brown’s error did not impact his overall performance.
Despite his mistake, Jaylen Brown did not allow it to impact his play during the game. He played a crucial role in securing the Celtics’ first victory of the preseason, contributing 19 points in just 26 minutes. The Celtics have shown a great deal of confidence in Brown, evidenced by the record-breaking contract extension they offered him. Now, it is up to the 26-year-old guard to deliver and guide the Celtics to an NBA Championship.
Jrue Holiday’s performance outmatched that of LeBron James, Stephen Curry, and Kevin Durant, despite their “Avengers” team USA alliance.
After acquiring Jrue Holiday and Kristaps Porzingis, the Celtics have emerged as top contenders for this season’s championship title. The Boston Celtics are determined to secure their first championship since 2008, with much riding on Jaylen Brown’s performance.
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Jaylen Brown received criticism from fans after a wardrobe malfunction during the Celtics preseason opener, titled “Put Them on With His Left Hand,” published by EssentiallySports.