Boston Celtics: 3 reasons Jaylen Brown is a superstar in the making

BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 16: Jaylen Brown
BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 16: Jaylen Brown /
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He loves the big stage 

Stars rise to the occasion on the big stage.  Jaylen Brown has certainly done that over the summer and throughout the 2017-18 NBA season.

It started out in the summer as he led Team World to a 108-97 victory over Team World in the second annual NBA Africa Game.  Brown, who led all scorers with 15 points, dazzled fans with his athleticism.

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Although just an exhibition game, Brown showed he is not afraid to go up against some of the world’s best.

He then showed he has no fear against the world’s best player as he scored 26 points in a close loss to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Opening night.  He continued his big performances on the big stage during pivotal games throughout the season and now in the playoffs.

Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens has acknowledged his growth and isn’t surprised by his tendency to shine when the spotlight is brightest.

"“I think Jaylen loves the moment,” Stevens said following Game 4.  “I think he really appreciated the opportunity to compete on this stage and at this level and we’ve seen him against the better teams in the league all year be able to really raise his level in some of the biggest games.”"

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Hopefully, he will have more chances to shine the rest of these playoffs and beyond.