The game of chess is all about strategy and requires winning and losing pawns and pieces in the process. Eventually, though, those wins and losses lead to even bigger moments.

The symbolism is all there when it comes to Brown’s own ascension into becoming a certified NBA superstar. As our SLAM 242 cover story reveals, Brown is always one step ahead and making power moves both on and off the court. He’s focused on building a brighter future of the Boston community and bringing a championship title to the 617.

We went up to Boston to speak the NBA All-Star and we were blessed with some amazing words from the Atlanta native about his mindset after the Finals, what motivates him and what he wants to see for the city he now calls home.

Here’s an exclusive behind the scenes look of Jaylen Brown’s SLAM 242 cover shoot.

Boston, this one is for you. Go get your copy of SLAM 242, available now in Metal Editions and more.

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