Jaylen Brown isn’t afraid to bring up his altercation with Duncan Robinson. He goes even as far as to claim that the Miami Heat player won’t try it again.
Jaylen Brown Versus Duncan Robinson
This altercation happened just a few hours ago during the Boston Celtics-Heat game, with the two players tussling.
Robinson’s arm was wrapped around Brown’s, which caused the latter to throw him off. However, different perspectives are bringing up issues with either side.
On the one hand, Joe Mazzulla, head coach of the Celtics, appreciates Brown’s vigor and intensity, reports Gary Washburn.
“The team has to respond to friction and physicality.”Boston Celtics headcoach Joe Mazzulla
Meanwhile, the three-time All-Star talks at a post-game press conference and claims that the Heat are usually physical. Thus, he responded by physically going back to protect his space.
Furthermore, he says Robinson knew what he was doing, especially with the Heat’s track record. He even issues a pseudo-challenge to the 29-year-old by claiming he won’t do it again.
“Especially, Miami’s known for being physical, Miami’s known for getting away with a lot of that stuff mucking up the game. At the end of the day, you gotta protect and own your space. I feel like Duncan Robinson knew what he was doing there, trying to get tangled up—I don’t know what he was trying to do but I bet you he won’t do it again.”Jaylen Brown
The referees gave the Celtics superstar a Flagrant 1 in response to his actions against Robinson.
Fans Shine Light On The Double-Standard
In the comments of the first video showing the altercation, many quickly point out how there’s a double-standard in the league. Furthermore, they liken Brown’s actions to Draymond Green‘s and how the latter would instantly be kicked out of the game if he did the same. Meanwhile, the three-time All-Star only gets a slap on the wrist with the Flagrant 1.
Many wanted the officials to eject the Celtics player as he could’ve done dangerous physical damage to Robinson.
One user states, “Should have been a flagrant 2. Could have disloacted or broken something. It was 100 percent intentional.”
Meanwhile, another user writes, “That was dirty. If Draymond done some ish like that, they would’ve tossed him out the game.”
Do you think Brown’s reaction was fair?