Thursday, June 15, 2023

Bruce Brown wants to bring Larry O'Brien trophy to his native city of Boston

Boston native and a now NBA champion Bruce Brown says he wants to bring the Larry O'Brien trophy on a visit back home.

Following the Denver Nuggets' NBA Finals clinching victory in Game 5 over the Miami Heat Monday night, Brown spoke with Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe and told him he wants to bring the trophy "back to Dorchester for a visit, so young kids see what can happen when you dream."

Before making it to the NBA, Brown grew playing basketball in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston. He began his high school career north of the city, playing basketball and football for Wakefield Memorial High School. After his sophomore year, Brown opted to transfer to the Vermont Academy prep school.

During his time in high school, Brown also played for the Boston Amateur Basketball Club AAU team, before getting recruited and earning a scholarship to the University of Miami.

Brown went on to play two years with the Hurricanes and was selected as the No. 42 pick by the Detroit Pistons during the 2018 NBA Draft.

After two season with the Pistons, Brown was traded to the Brooklyn Nets -- where he got a taste of the playoffs for the first time, including against his hometown Celtics in back-to-back postseasons.

Prior to the start of the 2022-23 campaign, Brown signed a two-year, $13 million deal with the Nuggets -- posting career highs in both points (11.5) and steals (1.1) -- while helping lead Denver as a sixth man to the franchise's first NBA title in their history.

Joel Pavón

Photo used courtesy of Getty Images

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