Boston Celtics’ star player Jaylen Brown has made history by signing a record-breaking contract extension. According to his agent, Brown has agreed to a five-year, $304 million supermax contract, making him one of the highest-paid players in NBA history.
This deal surpasses the previous record set by Denver Nuggets’ Nicola Jokić, who signed a $276 million contract earlier this year. The fully guaranteed contract is the richest in NBA history, solidifying Brown’s position as one of the league’s top talents.
Brown’s agent, Jason Glushon, confirmed the details of the contract extension via email. However, the Celtics have yet to comment on the record-breaking deal, leaving fans speculating about the team’s stance on the matter.
The news of Brown’s contract extension was first reported by ESPN and Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, showcasing the widespread recognition of this monumental deal.
Last season, Brown had a breakthrough year, achieving career-best statistics. He averaged an impressive 26.6 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game. His outstanding performance earned him a spot on the All-NBA second team for the 2022-23 season, making him eligible for this lucrative contract extension.
Brown’s impact on the Celtics’ success cannot be understated. In his seven seasons with the team, he has helped them reach five Eastern Conference Finals and even made it to the NBA Finals in 2022, showing his importance to the franchise.
The contract extension will come into effect in the 2024-2025 season, extending through the 2028-2029 season. By the end of this contract, Brown will be 32 years old, securing his future in the league for years to come.
It is worth noting that Brown’s previous contract with the Celtics was a four-year, $106 million deal. This latest extension highlights the team’s confidence in his abilities and their commitment to keeping him as a cornerstone of their roster.
As the news of this groundbreaking contract spreads, fans and analysts alike are eager to see how Brown’s performance will continue to elevate, and if it will lead the Celtics to future success on the court.