A video of Boston Celtics star Jaylen Brown trying to dribble the ball with his left hand went viral this week.
Brown, who just this past offseason signed a record five-year, $303.7 million contract, is undeniably one of the NBA’s best young players.
That said – he does have one glaring hole in his game. His left hand is very clearly weaker than his right.
This week, a video of Brown trying to dribble with his left hand set the internet ablaze.
Jaylen Brown still can’t dribble with his left hand 💔💔 pic.twitter.com/bhBeNtn3hC
— HoodieBev (@HoodieBev) October 4, 2023
NBA fans are a vocal bunch. They are never shy about expressing themselves.
And that pattern held true when it came to this particular video.
— WillPicks💫 (@WillPickss) October 4, 2023
— Wild (@dailycontent4u) October 4, 2023
this is hilarious😂😂😂😂😂
— ace🧯 (@yrndemigod) October 4, 2023
no way this is real
— dean 🦂 (@DeanScorpion_) October 4, 2023
I can’t believe it ain’t a joke 😭
— Mamba Mentality 💛💜 TMC🏁💙 (@KingLeslieDT) October 4, 2023
bro dribble just like me
— zero (@MacLifeChris) October 4, 2023
So you’re saying I coulda made the league 😭
— EdgeSports (@EdgeSportsApp) October 4, 2023
After his consistent problems handling the ball and the other teams maximizing on his failure to protect it in crunch time, I would have expected JB to specifically adress the issue. Apparently, he didn’t!!!!
— Juan M. Frontera Suau (@JuanFrontera) October 4, 2023
As a result, he will always be subjected to more scrutiny than your average joe.
— Game 7 (@game7__) October 4, 2023
Sometimes that will be fair; other times not so much.
Will Brown’s inability to dribble well with both hands negatively impact the Celtics in 2023? An answer one way or the other will emerge soon enough.
Jennifer Withers Hoey is a former Business Development Manager who transitioned to writing about sports. With valuable connections all over the West Coast, she has used those contacts to break some of the most interesting stories pertaining to the Portland Trail Blazers, Oregon Ducks, LA Lakers, LA Clippers, Seattle Supersonics (RIP), and more.