The Celtics fanbase is one of the more passionate in the NBA as of now, and has been for a long time. They’ve had accomplishments that only the Lakers can match, and with that comes very high expectations. They tend to go overboard with both praise and criticism, and it seems like they did that with Jaylen Brown.
While he was hailed as a superstar during their run to the finals, criticism for losing the finals seems to have been a little louder than he would have liked. There was also talk of including Brown in a package for Kevin Durant, and a Celtics fan on Twitter pointed out how Brown recently liked a tweet saying he is disrespected by the fan base.
Upsetting one of your star players is a recipe for disaster, and NBA fans had a lot to say about this turn of events.
“TRUTH. People are actually considering trading him in for a 33-year-old guy with boiled knees. He sees that. No thanks. Why split up the Jays when they’re still young and can keep improving? We were literally two wins away from a chip LMAO.”
“Two wins away from a championship and we STILL act like JB don’t we? I hate our fans sometimes.”
“JB knows he’s Celtic’s best player, but Celtics fans are obsessed with making Tatum their best.”
“Celtics fans ruining a particular (young) team because they want washed KD would be very, very, very unsurprising.”
“I have a feeling he’ll leave when his contract expires, not just because of that, but that shit doesn’t help.”
“This is not good for the Boston Celtics”
“Then maybe you and others should stop praising Marcus smart more than brown”
“There are some Celtics fans who prefer a guy who likes to wear Lakers gear over a guy who really bleeds green.”
“It’s the same fan base that booed him on draft night. This fanbase takes him for granted. Wouldn’t be surprised if he leaves.”
“Come be a star in LA bro @FCHWPO 💜💛”
“There’s really a huge segment of our fanbase that’s these negative, pessimistic, spoiled adversaries. Most of them have never played organized baskets. Chair GMs who are wrong 90% of the time but ironically will be the first to sarcastically laugh when players leave town.”
“Only Celtics fans want a major overhaul of their roster after they were two wins away from a championship and let one of their young star players know he wasn’t wanted here.”
“The amount of weirdos this fanbase has will always be our downfall”
“Celtics fans are so stupid”
“And then these idiots will cry when it runs in two years.”
“We could lose him thanks to these idiots”
“Whoever is doing this obviously hasn’t seen every game or even the playoffs 😭 stop being fake fans”
“Moronic C fans talk that shit but so does JB for even reading that shit lol no good”
“Speaking of devils, Jaylen Brown would be great to work with Lavine as the 1B bulls should be jumping all over the place trying to get JB for DeRozan and picks.”
“Boston fans are the nctzens of the NBA”
Brown is justifiably upset about his name being tossed around in trade talks after averaging over 23 points a game this postseason. He was also their top scorer in the finals when Jayson Tatum struggled. These little things add up over time and it would be a shame if this led to a breakup in the years to come.
The Celtics fan base would hope that is not the case as the team as it is currently structured will be in contention for titles for years to come if they stick together.