With LeBron – who won the East the last eight years – leaving the Cavaliers for the Lakers, Brown isn’t mincing words.
“Oh, we’re getting to the Finals,” Brown said. “No question about it.”
Of course Brown would never predict another team would win the East. But he didn’t have to declare so firmly Boston would would win. This opens him to mocking if he’s wrong.
Or boasting if he’s right.
I’m picking the Celtics to win the East. They’re extremely talented, versatile and well-coached. But the Raptors and 76ers aren’t far behind, and you can bet those teams will use Brown’s comments as motivation.