Jaylen Brown
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Boston Celtics star Jaylen Brown opened up about the moment he felt he belonged in the NBA.

Brown revealed this moment was when he faced LeBron James in his first career start.

“We played Cleveland in Cleveland. Before the game, ya know, (head coach) Brad (Stevens) told me I was starting. This is my first start in the NBA, they tell me my matchup is LeBron.

I’m 19 years old and I have a pretty good game. We almost won the game, I helped us almost win that game too. My first start against LeBron I had like 19 points. That was a good ‘I belong here’ moment,” Brown said, via Alexandra Francisco of New England Sports Network.

Since then, Brown has become the star of Boston and had a breakout year last season, averaging 20.3 points and 6.4 rebounds.