High praise probably means a lot more when it’s coming from LeBron James.
The NBA All-Star Game captain selected Jaylen Brown to his team with his fourth pick of the player draft. James called Brown “underappreciated” Thursday after choosing him, and the 24-year-old expressed his excitement and gratitude.
“That’s great to have one of — if not the if not the best player to ever play — select you and point out some of the things that you’ve been doing, or some of the things he’s seen, is great so I appreciate him for that,” Brown said of the Los Angeles Lakers superstar after the Celtics’ 132-125 win over the Toronto Raptors.
They’ll take on Boston Celtics teammate Jayson Tatum, who will be starting for Kevin Durant’s team.
The All-Star Game is slated for March 7.