It’s not uncommon for fans to challenge professional athletes in all sports to one-on-one battles, claiming they can beat them at their own game.
Rarely, however, do we ever get to see these matchups because, frankly, athletes have better things to do with their time.
But over the weekend, Boston Celtics 20-year-old forward Jaylen Brown provided a glimpse at how one-on-one with a fan would go.
Brown is in just his second year in the NBA. He looks, by all accounts, to be a talented role player for the up-and-coming Celtics, but his rookie year averages of 6.6 points per game on 45% shooting don’t scream “superstar,” either. But matched up with a fan, you get a glimpse at how talented pro basketball players truly are.
It’s unclear how the matchup came about, but as Brown said at the beginning of the video “Stay behind the computer.” Brown proceeded to quickly defeat the fan with a series of step-back jumpers, crossovers, and savvy pivots, faking the defender — who played admirable defence — out of his shoes.
Watch the video, which appeared to be uploaded by the fan, below (Warning: Some NSFW language):
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