The Brown File
- Third overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft
- One NBA All-Star selection, 2021
- Member of the NBA All-Rookie Second Team, 2017
- Won the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year award, 2016
Screw Your Assumption
Most people would be right to assume that if you're an NBA player, you're probably the tallest person from your childhood home.
Jaylen Brown says not so fast.
The Boston Celtics' second fiddle is taller than just about everyone, standing at 6-foot-6. It's helped him become one of the league's best shooting guards/small forwards and established him as a legitimate threat on a perennial title contender.
Yet at home, he still looks up to his father. Literally.
Marselles Brown stands 7-feet tall and chose a different sport to dominate: boxing. His 86-inch reach has helped him knock out 23 opponents on his way to 31 career wins. He's brought professional titles home to the Brown house before his son. Maybe that's why the younger Brown prefers chess as his second game of chess. Brown's (middle) namesake may not be the most accomplished, talented, or wealthy of the Browns, but there's one title his son will never take away from him.