Jaylen Brown is throwing a party for all young players at NBA Summer League
It’s easy to forget that the vast majority of NBA rookies are younger than 21. As a result, while their teammates who are of legal drinking age can spend their Summer League downtime exploring the Las Vegas strip, they’re left twiddling their thumbs.
But that won’t be the case Monday night, thanks to Jaylen Brown. The Celtics sophomore, who’s 20 years old, is throwing a party for all players in the Sin City who are under 21. The location is undisclosed.
There are a lot of young guys here, and there is nothing to do in Vegas if you’re under 21,” Brown told the Undefeated. “I just want to do something. Hang out, talk to them. Build relationships. I’m not 21. Jayson (Tatum) is not 20. A lot of the draft picks are young. I’m going to let them bring whoever they want. Food is on me. Everything.”
A source told the Undefeated Brown is spending $5,000 of his own money to host the shindig. The top five picks in the 2017 NBA Draft –– Markelle Fultz (76ers), Lonzo Ball (Lakers), Tatum, Josh Jackson (Suns) and De’Aaron Fox (Kings) are all expected to attend. Other invitees include 2017 NBA Rookie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon and Lakers forward Brandon Ingram.
Brown and Tatum have both impressed in Summer League play. On Sunday, Brown threw down a ferocious dunk on Blazers free agent Josh Scott.
— NBA.com (@NBAcom) July 10, 2017
Brown, the No. 3 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, averaged 6.6 points and 2.8 rebounds per game with the Celtics last season. He was selected to the All-Rookie Second-Team.
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Source: GreenStreet Blog