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Basketball

#266: Jaylen Brown Speaks On Boston Celtics Fans

Alex Fischbein March 23, 2023


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This week on The Atlantic Files:

On this week’s episode of The Atlantic Files, Jaylen Brown had some things to say about the Boston Celtics fanbase and whether or not he sees himself staying in Boston longer than his current contract, Ja Morant gets an eight-game suspension and gets “treatment,” Michael Jordan is selling a majority stake in the Charlotte Hornets, Giannis Antetokounmpo gives his thoughts on the MVP criteria, Lonzo Ball could miss another entire season, and more!

Jaylen Brown in an interview with the New York Times talked about some struggles he’s been through while living in Boston. He was unable to get a business going and he wasn’t even able to buy a house due to the color of his skin, and he talked about how toxic a certain part of the Celtics fan base can be. In a separate interview with The Ringer, he wouldn’t commit to staying in Boston after his current contract is up. He said that he wants to feel needed and they’ll see if that’s the case.

Giannis Antetokounmpo said something that all NBA fans are thinking. The MVP criteria change every day and he’s confused as to what the criteria are now. How can he know that he deserves to win the MVP or if someone else is leading due to narrative changes and certain criteria getting thrown out the window?

Ja Morant was suspended for eight games due to flashing a gun on Instagram Live while being investigated for his part in a handful of other shady reports. After seeking treatment in Florida and putting out an interview where he said he doesn’t condone violence, he’s set to return to the court for Memphis. Was this suspension too light?

Lastly, Lonzo Ball now may miss another full season after getting his third surgery on his knee. We’re wishing him a speedy recovery but the likelihood of him returning to his usual form is not very high. Also, Michael Jordan is selling a majority stake in the Charlotte Hornets and the fans in Charlotte may finally see a solid team for once.

Timecodes:
00:00:00 Intro
00:07:51 Jaylen Brown talks Boston Celtics fans and toxicity
00:32:18 Giannis Antetokounmpo talks about the MVP criteria
00:47:26 Ja Morant’s suspension and treatment
00:55:17 Lonzo Ball may miss another season
00:57:25 Michael Jordan selling majority stake in Charlotte Hornets
01:06:46 Remember this guy?
01:18:12 Outro

 

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Alex Fischbein

Being from the suburbs of Philadelphia, it was hard not to become a Sixers fan during Allen Iverson's prime. Other than just the Sixers, I enjoy watching all forms and levels of basketball, especially the WNBA. Outside of basketball, I've been playing and coaching volleyball for most of my life. Also, after graduating from the University of Pittsburgh, I became a Software Developer by day, while writing and hosting podcasts by night.

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