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Celtics Guard Jaylen Brown’s Teacher Told Him He’d Be in Jail in Five Years, Now Twitter Celebrates That Anniversary: ‘Show Her Your Paycheck Stub’

Since the Boston Celtics beat the Milwaukee Bucks on their own floor in Game 1 of the NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals, they’ve now taken home advantage and sit in a pretty solid position.

In the fourth quarter of that game the Celtics’ Jaylen Brown dunked on Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, then stared him down and flexed his muscles. The refs hit Brown with a technical foul for showboating on that play.

A lot of folks quickly shared a clip of the dunk, but it seems just as many posted a message that Brown tweeted when he was a 17-year-old student at Wheeler High School in Marietta, Georgia.

“My teacher said she will look me up in the Cobb County jail in five years. Wow,” Brown tweeted on April 28, 2014.

Sunday was the five-year anniversary of that tweet, which many noticed and commented on and those messages went viral.

“Make sure she knows what channel you’re on today!!” someone tweeted.

“You should go show her your pay check stub,” another person suggested.

“Maybe she is the one locked up,” another tweeted.

Brown was asked what he thought about his old message going viral, and he said it’s an incident that he doesn’t want to relive. In fact, the 22-year-old explained that his family and the school dealt with the teacher in 2014, and he’s moved on from it “emotionally and spiritually.”

Brown also spoke to the Athletic about the teacher’s comments and now, five years later, he understand where it might’ve come from.

“Sometimes because the education system is poor, especially in Georgia, sometimes teachers have too many kids and not enough help,” he stated. “I’m not blaming the one teacher.”

“If it’s used as an example to motivate kids all around the world, especially growing up in a public school in the metro Atlanta area [that’s good]. “Everything isn’t always cut and dry. It’s tough, it’s tough on both sides. Teachers, students as well, to learn in an environment and also teach in an environment with 30-something kids in one class. That’s hard.”

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