Boston Celtics star Jaylen Brown has made history in the NBA after agreeing to a supermax contract extension. According to the Guardian, he agreed to a five-year contract extinction amounting to $304 million, the richest deal in NBA history.
Brown reportedly finalized the deal on Sunday after meeting with the management of the Celtics, according to his agent Jason Glushon. The deal will keep him at the NBA franchise until the end of the 2028-9 season.
Brown’s contract extension exceeds the reigning NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Nikola Jokic’s $264 million deal with Denver Nuggets. Brown came to the NBA in 2016 when he was first drafted by the Celtics and has since cemented his position in the team. The BBC reports that he will earn $28.5 million next season before his extension begins in 2024 when he will average $60.8 million per year.
Born on October 24, 1996, in Marietta, Georgia, Brown attended Wheeler High School where he was a five-star recruit and one of the top players in the country. While in college, he played for the California Golden Bears.
Then in 2016, he was drafted by the Celtics but made his NBA debut on October 26, 2016, against the Brooklyn Nets. His brilliance was on display when he scored 17 points in his debut and was named the Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for October. In 2021, he was named to the All-NBA Third Team after averaging 17.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game.
Brown’s rookie contract was a four-year deal amounting to $22.1 million. Also, before the 2019-2020 season, he signed a $107 million extension after turning down an $80 million initial offer.
Aside from his mouthwatering deal with the Celtics, he also makes money from endorsement deals with companies like Under Armour, Beats by Dre, and Pepsi.
Brown is also into real estate. In 2020, he reportedly paid $7.8 million for a seven-bedroom mansion in Wellesley, Massachusetts which had been listed a few months earlier for $11 million. The mansion reportedly sits on a 10,100 square foot mansion sits on a 1.5-acre lot.