Jaylen Brown says he couldn’t stand Marcus Smart when he joined the Boston Celtics

In a recent interview with CLNS Media’s Bobby Manning, star Boston Celtics forward Jaylen Brown opened up about his initial dislike for Marcus Smart when they were both on the Celtics. However, Brown now considers Smart a close friend and someone he would go to war with.

The Georgia native discussed the growth and maturity that allowed him to understand Smart’s perspective and develop a deep bond with him. Brown and teammate Jayson Tatum, who were initially quiet players, have embraced more vocal leadership roles with the Celtics. They have learned to appreciate Smart’s leadership style, which includes being in-your-face and confrontational. The chat with Brown sheds light on the growth and development of his relationship with Smart.

To hear the interview for yourself, take a look at the clip embedded below courtesy of the CLNS Media Celtics All Access YouTube channel.

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Story originally appeared on Celtics Wire