Boston Celtics wing Jaylen Brown has never lacked confidence.
In an interview with Bleacher Report’s Taylor Rooks, Brown noted the difference between confidence and arrogance, saying he is the former rather than the latter. That’s fair: Brown is very thoughtful, and he certainly believes in himself.
Case in point: Brown believes in himself so much, he predicts he will win five titles before he turns 28.
“I’m not going to jinx myself, but six years?” Brown said. “I’m going to go ahead and say five or six. I’ll say that. I don’t want to jinx myself, and I don’t play to lose, so I’m going to give it a five.”
That’s a lofty goal — Brown turned 22 in October. The Celtics would need to win five of the next six titles (and Brown would need to be on the team for all of them).
It would certainly help Brown’s prediction if the Celtics — who have struggled lately — won this year’s title, since he would otherwise need to win five in a row. So how confident is Brown this year?
“Super confident,” Brown said. “I’m not being arrogant, and we’re going to have to take steps to be the team we say we want to be, but we have the mindset of a champion. That’s where it starts.”
We shall see.