Rick Barry Doesn’t Believe Jaylen Brown Deserves Such A Hefty Contract Extension

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Jaylen Brown has emerged as one of the most polarizing players in the NBA due to his elite two-way skills and key role for the Boston Celtics.

Last season proved challenging for Brown. Following losing to the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals, there were talks about whether the Celtics should keep him or contemplate trading him.

However, as events unfolded, Brown remained with the Celtics and was generously rewarded. He inked a five-year, $304 million supermax contract with the Celtics, marking the largest deal in NBA history.

While some believe the contract is justified, others, including many basketball pundits, question its size. Notably, NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry is critical of Brown’s contract, believing his skills don’t merit such a hefty price tag.


“To pay somebody that kind of money… He’s a nice player, I really like him, but man, he’s got to improve his game. He turns the ball over too much, he tries to force things, and so is his teammate, Tatum. That’s one of the reasons they lost to the Warriors two seasons ago.”


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