It was a clash of former teammates as the Celtics visited the Nets. Boston won the game 103-92 behind 34 points from Jaylen Brown.
Kyrie Irving, who played in Boston for two seasons, talked about Brown, calling him his brother. Both players are currently vice president of the National Basketball Players Association. The Celtics guard recently defended Kyrie when he was suspended by the Nets for tweeting a link to an allegedly antisemitic movie.
“He’s a brother of mine,” Irving said after the game. “Grateful that we have built a relationship off the court. True warriors when we go against each other. When I was in Boston, we didn’t really get a chance to get to know each other on a deeper level.
“Again, I’m just grateful that we’ve been able to build on top of a great foundation of aligning on just how we live our lives and how we treat people. So, it’s been good. It’s a brother of mine.”