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.
— Daniel Theis (@dtheis10) January 14, 2018
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.
Celtics' Boston bucket list items…
Hayward wants to walk the Freedom Trail. Kyrie wants to run on the beaches KG ran on. Jaylen wants to visit Cape Cod. Al wants to have dinner in the Seaport. Rozier says he's done everything. And Tatum wants to meet Tom Brady.
— Boston.com Celtics News (@BDCCeltics) January 19, 2018