J.J. Redick Claims Celtics’ Jaylen Brown Apologized To Him After Calling Him A B*tch On The Court

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You may know Jaylen Brown as the Celtics 21-year-old breakout star who has been integral in pulling the C’s within one game of the NBA Finals. But Brown is much more–the Celtics 2016 3rd overall pick has committed himself to learning Spanish and Arabic and is an avid chess and piano enthusiast and has lectured at the Harvard Education School about social empowerment and self-identity. He’s been described as an “intellect” and an “introvert,” but Sixers guard JJ Redick has seen another side of the young guard.

Redick joined the The Bill Simmons Podcast this week and recalled an in-game interaction he had with Brown. Back in a January game in London, Brown tried to talk shit to Redick. Here’s how it went down.

“When we played them in London, Jaylen was guarding me for that game. And at one point in the second half — I’m gonna cuss on your show, I’m sorry — but he called me a bitch. I looked at him, and I was like, ‘I don’t play that.’ And he was like, ‘Oh, oh, OK. I’m sorry.’ That was my only interaction … We played them 11 times this year, and that was my only negative interaction with anyone on their team.”

This may be the first time in the history of the game, at any level, when someone apologized for talking trash.

Redick also opened up about Boston’s perpetually-raucous crowd, that has propelled its team to a 10-0 record at home in the playoffs after going 27-14 at home during the regular season.

“They’re unruly. Every guy on our team afterwards was like ‘that’s the loudest place that they’ve ever played.’ I was a little worried at the 8:30 [pm] starts and I was like ‘oh man, this is 3.5 hours of drinking, when these guys get off work and come to the game. That worries me, they’re going to be extra loud…My parents went to Game 5 and I went to see them after the game and my mom was like ‘that’s the loudest arena I’ve ever been.’ I mean, it’s the truth–their fans are nuts.”

Check out the whole interview here.

[h/t For The Win]

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