‘It Was Pretty Awesome’: Jaylen Brown Relishes Dunk on LeBron James

by January 21, 2020

Jaylen Brown’s driving, two-handed jam over LeBron James punctuated Boston’s emphatic 139-107 win Monday night against the visiting Los Angeles Lakers.

Brown, 23, told reporters the play and moment were “pretty awesome.”

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James, meanwhile, gave Jaylen his props and said getting dunked on is simply part of the game.


“I ain’t gonna lie. It was pretty nice,” he added with a smile. “It was pretty awesome.”

Brown, who missed the prior two games due to a right thumb sprain, was asked if dunking on James had been on his bucket list.

“I ain’t gonna lie. Yeah,” Brown said.

From the Lakers’ perspective, Brown’s dunk was one of many things to go wrong for James & Co. on Monday.

“No,” James said when asked if he took the dunk, coupled with Brown’s stare down, personally. “Why would I take it personally? You don’t take it personal. It’s part of basketball. You get blocks, you get dunks, you get crossed over at times. You get stops. Take charges. That’s all part of basketball. I think if you were to tally up my successful block attempts compared to my successful dunk-ons, I think I’m kind of [up]. It’s not the first time I’ve been dunked on, might not be the last time I get dunked on, but Jaylen’s been playing extremely well this year, and that was a good play.”