Jason Kidd's controversial Celtics remark could backfire horribly

Dallas Mavericks, Jason Kidd
Dallas Mavericks, Jason Kidd / Sam Hodde/GettyImages

The Dallas Mavericks prepare to face the Boston Celtics in Game 2 of the NBA Finals later this Sunday. It's expected the Mavericks will make drastic adjustments from what we saw after a Game 1 blowout.

During the Game 1 loss, Kristaps Porzingis and Jaylen Brown led the Celtics to victory with stellar performances. We've seen consistent games out of Brown and finished where he left off after receiving the Eastern Conference Finals MVP.

After a couple of Game 1s this postseason, media and fans have shrugged off this game for the Mavericks, expecting a natural bounceback. Before the game is played on the hardwood, there has been some elite gamesmanship going on, specifically from Mavericks head coach Jason Kidd.

Jason Kidd's Jaylen Brown comment could backfire horribly

Kidd has been elite in this postseason, but he made a questionable remark yesterday. During his press conference after Saturday's shoot-around, head coach Jason Kidd was asked about the Boston Celtics and what "makes them go."

""Well, Jaylen's their best player""

Mavericks Head Coach Jason Kidd

The buzz around today's NBA Finals media has been Jason Kidd's controversial comments. Other Celtics players like Al Horford and Jayson Tatum responded to the questions around this answer and shrugged it off as nothing.

This tactical move from Jason Kidd could backfire in the long run. Despite the amazing performance from Jaylen Brown, the NBA world knows Jayson Tatum finished in the top five in MVP voting and has led this team in major statistical categories all year.

Nonetheless, this move was well calculated by Coach Kidd and will shake the waters in the media and possibly Boston's locker room. There is also the possibility Tatum takes offense to his comments and lights the Mavericks on fire.

Observing from the outside, I trust coach Kidd after his brilliant postseason moves, but this one could ultimately come back to bite him if the Mavericks don't capitalize and even up the series.

Hopefully, the Mavericks can adjust and shut down "the Celtics' best player" Jaylen Brown which they weren't able to do in Game 1. Tatum struggled in Game 1, but things can change quickly.

For more updates on Jason Kidd and the Dallas Mavericks stay tuned.