Celtics fans, get your 25-year-old Dee Brown jersey out of the attic and put it back in the rotation
Dee Brown was easily my favorite NBA player 25 years ago. I was in 8th grade and Brown was a relatively anonymous rookie who came out of nowhere to win the slam dunk contest. Now the Celtics have another rookie named Brown, and he's going to wear Dee's old number.
Jaylen Brown took No. 9 in summer league (possibly as a tribute to Rajon Rondo?), but at the time Jared Sullinger was still a member of the Celtics in possession of No. 7. When Sully became a Raptor, seven became available. After Jaylen snatched up No. 7, Demetrius Jackson grabbed No. 9:
Been confirmed. Jaylen Brown is officially No. 7 (wonder if any No. 9 jerseys were sold) & Demetrius Jackson switched from 26 to 9. #Celtics