Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum React To Being On Different All-Star Game Teams

'I’m gonna guard somebody else'


March 4, 2021

Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown will be on opposite teams come March at the NBA All-Star Game.

Brown will represent Team LeBron while Tatum was drafted by Team Durant, meaning Tatum may need to help guard his Boston Celtics teammate.

Brown has been a force for the C’s this season, so Tatum knows first hand just how difficult the guard is to contain.

And once Tatum found out he’d be on a different team, he knew exactly who he didn’t want to try to stop.

“We played one-on-one so many times,” Tatum told NBC Sports Boston’s Chris Forsberg after Boston’s 132-125 win over the Toronto Raptors on Thursday. “I?m gonna guard somebody else during that game.”

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He makes a fair point.

Brown was averaging 24.8 points and shooting 49.8% from the field while shooting 38.9 percent from deep.

As for Brown, he offered a friendly warning to Tatum.

“There will be no official wagers between me and JT, but definitely everything’s a competition, so I’m looking forward to competing and playing and sharing the floor,” Brown told reporters after the game. “Just tell him don’t guard me, that’s all I gotta say.”

Fair enough.

We’ll see how the two match up come Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET.

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