A year ago, Jaylen Brown suffered a facial fracture after a collision with teammate Jayson Tatum and had to be fitted for a protective black mask afterwards. He wore it long after the doctor’s recommendation, Richard Hamilton-style — his mom wanted him to keep it as a precaution — but maybe, just maybe, there was someone else behind the mask:
Jaylen Brown said he wasn't sure what to make of this viral video when asked about it tonight.— Noa Dalzell (@NoaDalzellNBA) January 30, 2024
"I guess it is a form of flattery, I'm sure. I know a lot of people got a lot of laughs out of. It's cool I guess."
(Via @CelticsCLNS) https://t.co/ZrwWV00Any pic.twitter.com/NNvp3K5IVa
“They posted it on SportsCenter. Everybody $#%@ing seen it,” Brown said. “Honestly, I’m not sure how I should take it. I guess it is a form of flattery. I know a lot of people got a lot of laughs out of it. It’s cool, I guess.”
The viral video comes from TikToker @ilooklikjb. He started posting after Brown missed a late season game last year and he showed up at TD Garden wearing Brown’s road jersey. He’s now been seen sporting this season’s City Edition. In one of his videos, JB seems to acknowledge the look-a-like fan during a game.