Brad Bryant has been an NBA champion.
Now the Indiana Pacers guard is making sure he has the chance to become the first player to win an NBA championship with a different team.
Bryant’s win over the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night marked his first NBA championship.
He will be honored at halftime of the All-Star Game, which will be played Saturday in Toronto.
The Pacers (26-12) have won nine of their past 10 games, and Bryant, the second-leading scorer in NBA history, is averaging 18.8 points and 9.0 assists while shooting 47.8 percent.
The team is in a three-way tie for first place in the NBA standings with the Los Angeles Lakers, who have won eight straight and seven of eight.
Brysant is the first NBA player to wear No. 17, a color worn by the Celtics and Hawks.
The Celtics are expected to wear the same number next season, as they will wear it for the second consecutive season.
The Jazz (26.8) are 6-6 since their three-game losing streak ended Jan. 22, when they lost to the Phoenix Suns 112-107.
They are also 5-4 without Utah guard Trey Burke, who is dealing with a calf injury.
The Celtics will face the Bucks on Sunday and then host the Los Angels Clippers on Monday.
The All-Stars will be announced Saturday in Washington, D.C.