Jaylen Brown will be rooting for a particular Jaguar to intercept Tom Brady

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Jaylen Brown competes for the ball against Jerryd Bayless of the Philadelphia 76ers at the O2 Arena in London. –WILL OLIVER/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock

Celtics forward Jaylen Brown said he will “absolutely” be watching Sunday’s Patriots-Jaguars game, but his allegiances appear to lie with the away team.

“Good luck to the Patriots, but I hope my cousin picks off [Tom] Brady three times and takes it to the house,” he told reporters after Boston’s 89-80 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers Thursday night.

Brown’s cousin, Jaguars cornerback A.J. Bouye, has a team-high six interceptions on the season. Bouye has played a vital role in Jacksonville’s secondary, as he was recently named All-Pro second team and to his first Pro Bowl.


The Celtics host the Magic at 1 p.m. Sunday, while the Patriots take on the Jaguars at 3:05 p.m. Brown won’t be able to make it to Gillette Stadium, but he said fans can expect him to arrive at the TD Garden in his Bouye jersey.

Just last week, New England invited Celtics center Daniel Theis for its divisional-round playoff game against the Titans.

During the Celtics’ Thursday night game against the 76ers, two other players expressed interest in the Patriots as well. In a pre-recorded segment about their Boston bucket list items, rookies Jayson Tatum said he wanted to “meet Tom Brady,” while center Aron Baynes said he’d like to go to a Patriots game.


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