An old tweet of Jaylen Brown’s resurfaced over the weekend.
Not something he necessarily wanted to revisit.
My teacher said she will look me up in the Cobb county jail in 5 years .. Wow
— Jaylen Brown (@FCHWPO) April 28, 2014
Now Brown is talking about the comment the teacher had made.
Via Mass Live:
“When somebody says something like that, you never really forget it. Something like that you hang onto,” Brown explained Monday, per MassLive.com. “I don’t really want to get into what happened, because I’m going to leave it in the past where it belongs, but it’s true.
“In Georgia, our education system isn’t the best so I don’t put too much blame on teachers. It is what it is. But one teacher handling 35 kids in one class it’s tough. There’s a lot of teachers who go through stuff and take a lot of crap all day, so who knows what was going through her mind that day when she said that. But I will let it be in the past. I will use it as motivation.”
It makes sense Brown doesn’t want to spend too much time living in the past. The present is nice and the future is even brighter for the Celtics standout. But Brown is perfectly fine with others looking at the tweet and using it as inspiration, namely against skeptics who try to shoot down their dreams.
“Stuff like that adds fuel to the fire, and then when it resurfaces it adds more fuel to the fire,” Brown said. “But it’s in the past. I don’t even look at it as a negative, you know what I mean? Or looking to give it back to the teacher. I’m just trying to be the best version of myself.”
“I’ll leave in the past where it belongs but it’s definitely a really cool moment to be where I am now,” he said. “Five years ago who would’ve thought? Especially where I come from and a lot of people come from and a lot of people come from communities worse or better. Everybody has aspirations and dreams to get to where they belong and I’m happy I am here playing basketball with the Celtics.”
Brown was the third overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, and is smack dab in the middle of a nice NBA career.
Not sure where the teacher is?
Brown got the last laugh.
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