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Celtics star Jaylen Brown’s has the last laugh five years after his teacher said he’d be in prison

The teacher’s prediction was wrong: Brown has never been in trouble with the law and is in good standing with the NBA

An old tweet of Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown’s has gone viral five years after he wrote that a high school teacher predicted he would end up in jail.

‘My teacher said she will look me up in the Cobb county jail in 5 years,’ he tweeted on April 28, 2014, when he was still a high school student in Marietta, Georgia. ‘Wow.’

The prediction was wrong: Brown has never been in trouble with the law and is in good standing with the NBA.

The tweet went viral on the five-year anniversary of its publication as Brown and the Celtics were pulling off a Game 1 upset in Milwaukee against the top-seeded Bucks in their second-round playoff series on Sunday.

Brown, whose dunk on Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo also went viral on Sunday, was unaware that the tweet had been unearthed until after the 112-90 victory. 

Now 22, Brown showed sympathy for the teacher who made the remark.

‘Sometimes because the education system is poor, especially in Georgia, sometimes teachers have too many kids and not enough help,’ Brown told The Athletic. ‘I’m not blaming the one teacher.’

A five-year-old tweet of Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown's has gone viral five years after he wrote that a high school teacher predicted he would end up in jail

A five-year-old tweet of Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown’s has gone viral five years after he wrote that a high school teacher predicted he would end up in jail

Boston Celtics' Jaylen Brown dunks over Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo in Game 1

Boston Celtics’ Jaylen Brown dunks over Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo in Game 1

The reaction to the old tweet was instantaneous, particularly after Brown's emphatic dunk on Giannis Antetokounmpo, who is known as one of the NBA's premiere defenders

The reaction to the old tweet was instantaneous, particularly after Brown’s emphatic dunk on Giannis Antetokounmpo, who is known as one of the NBA’s premiere defenders

Brown admitted that ‘could have been smart at the mouth’ with the teacher, but says he has ‘made leaps and bounds’ since high school.

‘I’ve grown mentally, spiritually, emotionally,’ he told The Athletic after his 19-point performance.

Brown attended the University of California-Berkeley and took graduate-level courses before making an early exit for the NBA Draft in 2016, when he was chosen third overall.

Not only has he continued his education, taking courses in Spanish and history, but he’s even given a speech at the Harvard Graduate School of Education on self-identity and social empowerment.

Before he was drafted in 2016, one anonymous NBA executive told The Undefeated that Brown may be ‘too smart’ for the league.

Not only has he continued his education, taking courses in Spanish and history, but Brown has even given a speech at the Harvard Graduate School of Education on social empowerment

Not only has he continued his education, taking courses in Spanish and history, but Brown has even given a speech at the Harvard Graduate School of Education on social empowerment

One person simply responded with a screen grab of Brown's 2018-19 salary

One person simply responded with a screen grab of Brown’s 2018-19 salary

The reaction to the old tweet was instantaneous, particularly after Brown’s emphatic dunk on Antetokounmpo, who is known as one of the NBA’s premiere defenders. 

‘Jaylen Brown’s teacher knew he was going to be arrested for murdering Giannis,’ one Twitter user joked. 

Another Twitter user posted a picture of Brown speaking at Harvard: ‘Is “Cobb County Jail” some obscure translation of “Harvard?”‘

One person simply responded with a screen grab of Brown’s 2018-19 salary: $5,169,960.  

This isn’t the first time an NBA player has enjoyed the last laugh after someone mistakenly predicted they would be imprisoned.

In 2015, then-Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins celebrated a five-year-old tweet from radio host Clay Travis that read: ‘There is a 100% chance that Demarcus Cousins is arrested for something in the next five years. 100%. Write it in stone.

Unlike Brown, who was caught off guard by the five-year anniversary of his own tweet, Cousins had clearly set a reminder for the occasion.

‘Today’s the day!!,’ Cousins wrote in a tweet that was tagged with Travis’s handle. ‘Let’s all show him some love!!’ 

In 2015, then-Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (pictured) celebrated a five-year-old tweet from radio host Clay Travis that read: 'There is a 100% chance that DeMarcus Cousins is arrested for something in the next five years. 100%. Write it in stone. Unlike Brown, who was caught off guard by the five-year anniversary of his own tweet, Cousins had clearly set a reminder for the moment that Travis was officially proven wrong: 'Today's the day!!,' Cousins wrote in a tweet that was tagged with Travis's handle. 'Let's all show him some love!!'

In 2015, then-Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (pictured) celebrated a five-year-old tweet from radio host Clay Travis that read: ‘There is a 100% chance that DeMarcus Cousins is arrested for something in the next five years. 100%. Write it in stone. Unlike Brown, who was caught off guard by the five-year anniversary of his own tweet, Cousins had clearly set a reminder for the moment that Travis was officially proven wrong: ‘Today’s the day!!,’ Cousins wrote in a tweet that was tagged with Travis’s handle. ‘Let’s all show him some love!!’

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