Jaylen Brown says finger pointing has to stop, I couldn't agree more
You can't deny that something just isn't working right now for the Boston Celtics, and one thing that’s not helping is players blaming each other. This has to stop and fast, well according to Jaylen Brown anyway.
If the Celtics are to get themselves out of the tough situation that they are in, then they need to pull together as a unit and work it out. However, as we all know plenty of players (Kyrie) have had much to say on what the reasons are for this current bad spell. One thing that isn't going to help is looking at each other and pointing the finger (insert that spiderman meme), the majority of the squad are all guilty of making mistake and not bring it on the court, the way we had seen during the four-game win streak prior to the meltdown.
After last night defeat to the Brooklyn Nets, Jaylen Brown spoke to the media and had his say on what he thinks needs to happen. (per Tom Westerholm of Mass Live):
We gotta be more accountable as a group,” Brown said “It’s not one guy. It’s not the young guys’ or the old guys’ fault — it’s everybody’s fault. We all got to be accountable and turn this thing around. In stretches, we play good basketball and in stretches, we don’t. But we all got to have each other’s back.
What makes this so interesting, he then went on to say the finger pointing needs to stop. It sounds like (even if it's not) a shot at what Kyrie was quoted saying after Saturday's loss to the Orlando Magic. Brown Said. (per Westerholm):
“We just got to have each other’s back at the end of the day,” Brown continued. “We can’t make comments. We can’t be pointing fingers. We just got to continue to empower each other and have each other’s back. If we don’t and people start pointing fingers, everybody’s going to go into their own little shell. We got to continue to play basketball and it starts from the top to the bottom, not from the bottom to the top but from the top to the bottom, so we got to continue to empower each other and make the best of this. We got a lot of talent here. We know what we are capable of, it’s just a matter of going out and doing it.”
Now, unless you have been living life under a rock for the first half of the season, Jaylen has experienced what you can call an "incredibly bad start" and hasn't looked a shade of the Jaylen Brown that we are all used to seeing. That said, you could possibly argue that he is looking at himself, but given the chaos that has surrounded him on this passed road trip, I wouldn't at all be surprised if that it was another moment you could add to it. It does indeed sound like he is firing shots at Celtics' team-mate Kyrie Irving, who had plenty to say about the "young core" after Saturday's defeat to the Orlando Magic, but let's not head down that route - just yet anyway.
The Celtics return home to Boston for a matchup against a very impressive Toronto Raptors team on Wednesday, so the task of snapping out of this situation doesn't get any easier going forward. If the team is to snap out of it though, then being back at home will give them some confidence as they have been excellent at home of late, but they have to take the first step together as a team and its simple. STOP POINTING THE FINGER AT EACH OTHER, AND WORK IT OUT!
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