Jaylen Brown opens up about desire to play in All-Star Game originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
A 2021 NBA All-Star nod would be an extra special honor for Jaylen Brown.
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The Boston Celtics swingman has been outstanding so far in Year 5 of his career after being snubbed from last year's All-Star festivities. With Brown arguably being the C's most consistent player to this point, it'd be a surprise to not see him in his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia for the 2021 All-Star Game.
Following Tuesday's 112-99 win over the Denver Nuggets, Brown opened up about what it would mean to him to be selected as an All-Star.
“It would mean a lot, especially being in Atlanta” Brown told NBC Sports Boston's Chris Forsberg. “I just gotta come out and be my best every single day. That’s it. I just love to play the game. So we’ll see what happens.”
NBA All-Star fan voting closed Tuesday night. If Brown isn't chosen by the fans to be a starter, the 24-year-old can still head to Atlanta as a reserve if selected by NBA head coaches.
Brown is averaging 26.0 points and 5.7 rebounds while shooting 51.3 percent from the field through 24 games.