Jaylen Brown helped Celtics beat Warriors shortly after friend’s death
Jaylen Brown had a big showing on Thursday night during the Boston Celtics’ win, 92-88, over the Golden State Warriors. The Celtics youngster had 22 points, seven rebounds, two blocks, and two steals.
After Thursday’s game, we confirmed what had been rumored all day: Brown lost one of his best friends, Trevin Steede, on Wednesday night.
Steede could often be seen in Brown’s Instagram stories, and vice versa. Steede was the friend that Brown hooped with 1-on-1 in a recent video (seen at the top of this article) as part of a reaction to prove regular Joes can’t hoop with NBAers.
Brown spoke on Thursday expressing his pain:
Jaylen Brown played after the death of a friend. Brad Stevens wasn't sure Brown would play and compared his talks roday to those he had with Isaiah Thomas before the playoffs last season.— Chris Forsberg (@ChrisForsberg_) November 17, 2017
Jaylen Brown extremely emotional entering the media scrum. “My best friend died last night,” he starts. Said his friend’s mom convinced him to play.— Ben Rohrbach (@brohrbach) November 17, 2017
No word yet confirming Steede’s cause of death, but thoughts are with his and Brown’s families.