After pulling off a comeback from 3-0 down to force a Game 7 in the Eastern Conference Finals against Miami Heat, Boston Celtics lost the final game and the chance to create history as no team has ever won an NBA playoff series from 3-0. While the Celtics flopped a big time on Monday, sports commentators Shannon Sharpe and Skip Bayless trolled Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum for their bad performance in the series.
Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown failed to dominate the series against Miami Heat as both missed 34 three-point attempts each during the Conference Finals. While Tatum averaged 25.2 points, 10.2 rebounds, and 5.4 assists per game, Brown registered 19 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 3.4 assists per game.
NFL Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe and sports analyst Skip Bayless ripped into the Celtics, especially Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum. In Game 7, Brown turned over the possession eight times while Tatum struggled due to an ankle injury suffered early during the game. Sharpe mocked Brown and placed him below LA Clippers star Russell Westbrook in terms of handling the ball as he said, "Jaylen Brown has turned into a turnover machine... I found somebody that has a worse handle than Russell Westbrook... You're a 2nd Team All-NBA player & you have middle school handles."
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While Sharpe called Brown a 'turnover machine', Skip termed the duo of Brown and Tatum - 'turnover twins' as they were involved in 51 turnovers across seven games against Miami. Skip said, "( Jayson Tatum & Jaylen Brown) are the turnover twins. They turned it over as a twosome the way nobody has ever turned it over... It's hard when your 2 stars turn it over that much and miss each 36 threes in 7 games. "
Meanwhile, Jimmy Butler's Miami Heat are gearing up to face the Western Conference champions, Denver Nuggets, and the two-time MVP Nikola Jokic. The Nuggets will host Miami at the Ball Arena for Game 1 of the 2023 NBA Finals on Thursday.