Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown say they're like "Fire & Ice" with their different styles of play. But they do have one thing in common.
They've both posterized LeBron James.
On Monday night, nearly two years after Tatum's emphatic dunk on LeBron in Game 7 in the 2018 Eastern Conference Finals, Brown threw the hammer down on the Los Angeles Lakers superstar:
Watch both dunks below:
Fire & Ice vs LBJ pic.twitter.com/9q7CqKIJKP— Celtics on NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSCeltics) January 21, 2020
So whose dunk was better?
"I'm gonna say me," Tatum answered after Monday night's contest when asked that question.
It's tough to argue with the 21-year-old. After all, Tatum's dunk came on a far bigger stage and even included a bonus bump into LeBron just to add insult to injury.
Brown agrees what his teammate did was more impressive.
"I'll give it to him, yeah. It was the playoffs. For sure," Brown said.
While Tatum's dunk may have been bigger, it ultimately was overshadowed by LeBron's Cleveland Cavaliers eliminating the C's from the playoffs.
This time, it was Tatum, Brown, and the C's emerging with a dominant victory over the Lakers, 139-107
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