There are no signs that the Golden State Warriors dynasty is coming to an end any time soon, but Boston Celtics forward Jaylen Brown believes his group will start racking up the championships very soon.
In an interview with Taylor Rooks of Bleacher Report, Brown was asked about how many championship rings he'll have by the age of 28. The 22-year-old threw out an extremely ambitious number.
"I’m not going to jinx myself, but six years? I’m going to go ahead and say five or six," Brown said. "I’ll say that. I don’t want to jinx myself. I don’t play to lose, so I’m going to give it a five."
That means the Celtics have to win five of the next six NBA championships, which definitely is not happening. Not only are the Warriors set to rule the NBA for at least a couple more years, but the Toronto Raptors have established themselves as the best team in the Eastern Conference right now.
Even if Brown were to join the Warriors right now, it's hard to see how he'd win five of the next six championships. Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant turn 31 next year, and either KD, Klay Thompson or Draymond Green will be lost in free agency. Surely, the Warriors will have slowed down a bit in three years from now.
Brown emphasized that he was being confident and not arrogant when he made the claim. But with all due respect to this rising star, it's just not going to happen. His Celtics could win a championship or two in the near future, but five is completely out of the question.
The Celtics have a great core built around Brown, Jayston Tatum, Gordon Hayward, Al Horford and Kyrie Irving. But before Boston can be considered a dynasty, they still have to win that first championship ring together. If it happens, then we can start the dynasty talk.