Brooklyn still owes one first round pick to Boston and has the right to swap another.
LeBron James paid Celtics rookie Jaylen Brown a big compliment on Thursday, and slipped in a quick joke about the horrible trade that landed him in Boston.
After a 128–122 win, LeBron called Brown “a really good talent,” and a “strong kid” while speaking with reporters. Then, almost jealous of all the youth pouring in, James took a quick dig at the Nets for trading away so many assets to get Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry in 2013.
Lebron after playing against Jaylen Brown: "Boston definitely is enjoying all the picks that they're getting from the Nets."— Mark Murphy (@Murf56) November 4, 2016
If you’ll recall, Boston selected James Young at No. 17 in 2014 and Brown third overall this season with two of the three first rounders they received. They will get the Nets’ pick in 2018, and have the right to swap first-rounders in 2017. That’s sooo many picks. LeBron has every right to remind us of that trade. It could turn out to be the worst in league history.
I’m here for making this the next “Warriors blew a 3–1 lead in the NBA Finals” meme.
– Kenny Ducey