Jaylen Brown invitations Deion Sanders to Celtics recreation, talks tailgating with Derrick White


“The vibes had been excessive.”

Deion Sanders
Colorado head coach Deion Sanders responds to questions throughout a information convention after the workforce’s NCAA faculty soccer apply on the college Friday, Aug. 4, 2023, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photograph/David Zalubowski) AP
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Jaylen Brown stated he had fun hanging out with Derrick White on the Colorado-USC soccer recreation on Saturday. He appeared pleasantly shocked by the expertise.

“Yeah, who would have thought? Boulder Colorado,” Brown stated Monday throughout Celtics Media Day. “Went to the sport, it was a ten a.m. recreation. I’m with [Derrick] White, met up with him on campus. D White, he’s drunk at 10 a.m. within the morning, that is a part of the tradition, it’s tailgating. It’s faculty and I’m with D White, so I’m like, ‘do because the Romans do, proper?’”

White, who performed faculty basketball at Colorado, stated it was good to be again on campus. “The vibes had been excessive,” White stated.

Whereas Colorado misplaced the sport in opposition to Southern California, Brown stated he’s impressed with the progress the Buffaloes made below coach Deion Sanders. Colorado went 1-11 final yr. They gained their first three video games this season, earlier than dropping back-to-back convention video games in opposition to Oregon and USC.

“Deion, what he’s doing down there’s improbable,” Brown stated. “I invited him to a Celtics recreation. He advised me perhaps when their season is over he’ll come up and are available to a recreation or one thing like that, however what he’s carried out with that program is wonderful. I’ve been to Boulder earlier than that and it didn’t look the way it regarded after I was there a few days in the past, I’ll say that.”

Brown and White weren’t the one individuals with Celtics ties in attendance. Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett had been additionally on the recreation. Garnett was seen on video assembly Sanders in his workplace in some unspecified time in the future over the weekend.

The present and former Celtics had been handled to a high-scoring recreation. The 2 groups scored a mixed 89 factors in USC’s 48-41 victory. Two of the premier quarterbacks in faculty soccer, Caleb Williams and Shedeur Sanders, put their abilities on show. The sport featured 10 landing passes in opposition to two interceptions.

Sanders stated he felt his workforce made a great effort, regardless of the loss.

“General, I’m actually proud,” Sanders stated after the sport. “Not solely of the younger males, [but] the coaches, the fan base, the scholar physique. I’m really happy with the best way we represented Boulder at the moment.”