Celtics’ Jaylen Brown Issues Thoughtful Message About Importance Of Voting — NESN.com

Jaylen Brown has been exemplary in his handling of off-the-court issues in recent months. And the Boston Celtics guard spoke out on another important one Wednesday — voting. “I want to continue to demand justice for Breonna Taylor. I want that to continue to be reiterated while I’m down here,” Brown told reporters from the…

Celtics’ Jaylen Brown Issues Thoughtful Message About Importance Of Voting — NESN.com

Jaylen Brown has been exemplary in his handling of off-the-court issues in recent months. And the Boston Celtics guard spoke out on another important one Wednesday — voting. “I want to continue to demand justice for Breonna Taylor. I want that to continue to be reiterated while I’m down here,” Brown told reporters from the NBA bubble in Orlando, Fla. “Also, I want to encourage people in my community to get out and vote — not just for the presidential elections, but state representatives, elected officials, etc. I think there is a lot of power in coming together and voting, especially in the black community. Politicians have made empty promises to the black community year after year after year. They think that is OK and acceptable and it’s not. “So, I want to emphasize that we got to continue to vote. We got to come together, use our power, utilize it in the right manner. And I want to inspire people in Georgia, where I’m from, Marietta, … Boston, Massachusetts, Dorchester, Roxbury, Oakland, East Oakland, West Oakland, wherever my influence reaches I want people to continue to vote. There’s a lot of power in exercising that. And we got to use it…” You can listen to Brown’s full statement below, courtesy of NBC Sports Boston’s Chris Forsberg. Get out and vote let’s make it a trend 💯

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Jaylen Brown Is Considering Leaving Back Of Jersey Blank As Statement — NESN.com

As part of its initiative to focus on racial inequality during its return, the NBA is allowing its players to replace the names on the back of their jerseys with messages for social justice. But not just any message. It has to be one from an approved list of 29 different statements, and many players…

Jaylen Brown Is Considering Leaving Back Of Jersey Blank As Statement — NESN.com

Jaylen Brown Reveals Why Celtics Almost Didn’t Attend Orlando Restart — NESN.com

The NBA is preparing to resume its 2019-20 season in late July at Walt Disney World Resort, though several players from across the league have opted to sit out. And according to Jaylen Brown, a number of Boston Celtics players considered not going to Orlando, as well. Among the players’ chief concerns included the ability…

Jaylen Brown Reveals Why Celtics Almost Didn’t Attend Orlando Restart — NESN.com

The NBA is preparing to resume its 2019-20 season in late July at Walt Disney World Resort, though several players from across the league have opted to sit out. And according to Jaylen Brown, a number of Boston Celtics players considered not going to Orlando, as well. Among the players’ chief concerns included the ability to speak out on social issues and the NBA’s willingness to support their message should they do so.

This came after several C’s players — including Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart, Enes Kanter and Vincent Poirier — attended protests addressing racial injustice and police brutality following the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. All of this, plus a lack of direction regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, sparked concern amongst the team. “I think a lot of guys are choosing to go down to Orlando because we have an ability to play for something bigger than ourselves,” Brown said Monday, via MassLive’s Tom Westerholm. “I think a lot of people — including myself — had some apprehensions not just because of social injustice but COVID-related, etc. And a lot of us just initially, even on this team, just didn’t want to go. But I think the ability and the option to play for something bigger than yourself, I think a lot of guys will sign up for that nine times out of 10. Ten times out of 10.”

Initially, Brown was worried about the NBA’s resumption taking away the momentum gained by the Black Lives Matter movement. But his mind since has changed. “Those were my first thoughts,” Brown said, per Westerholm. “Just the role that sports plays in our society, that it could serve as a distraction. But now, with the conversations that we’ve had, I think it’s going to enhance, rather than dim, the light that’s being spread right now. I think everybody wants to watch basketball and the NBA, and we have voices of influence in our communities and we have obligations to our communities, not just obligations to our organizations. The more the NBA understands that, the better everybody will feel about it, especially players.”

The Celtics are scheduled to resume play July 31 against the Milwaukee Bucks.

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Celtics Owner Wyc Grousbeck Calls Jaylen Brown ‘Special Person’ — NESN.com

Boston Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck holds players to a high standard. Aside from the storied franchise’s NBA-high 17 championships, the Celtics also were the first team to draft a black player, hire a black head coach and roll out the league’s first-ever all-black starting rotation. “Being part of the Celtics means something, and it means…

Celtics Owner Wyc Grousbeck Calls Jaylen Brown ‘Special Person’ — NESN.com

NBPA Salutes Celtics’ Jaylen Brown For Leading Peaceful Protest — NESN.com

Just four seasons into his NBA career, Jaylen Brown has taken on a leadership role with the Celtics. But far more importantly, the 23-year-old takes great pride in being a leader off the hardwood. This was on display over the weekend when Brown drove 15 hours from Boston to lead a peaceful protest in Atlanta…

NBPA Salutes Celtics’ Jaylen Brown For Leading Peaceful Protest — NESN.com

Just four seasons into his NBA career, Jaylen Brown has taken on a leadership role with the Celtics. But far more importantly, the 23-year-old takes great pride in being a leader off the hardwood. This was on display over the weekend when Brown drove 15 hours from Boston to lead a peaceful protest in Atlanta on Saturday. The Celtics guard on Monday shared an Instagram photo from the protest, which garnered a comment from the National Basketball Players Association. “Keep leading and keep using your voice,” the NBPA wrote from its official Instagram account. “We are behind you 100%!” Brown wasn’t the only Celtics player who had his voice heard over the weekend. Marcus Smart and Enes Kanter both took part in the protest held in Boston on Sunday night.

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Jaylen Brown drove 15 hours from Boston to Atlanta to lead peaceful protest — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Brown has been one of the most active and outspoken NBA players in the wake of Floyds death.

Jaylen Brown drove 15 hours from Boston to Atlanta to lead peaceful protest — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Celtics’ Jaylen Brown Hopes Others Will Join Him At George Floyd Protest — NESN.com

Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown has been outspoken in the past about violence and inequality, and most recently about the death of George Floyd, stating that “Police brutality is an act of terrorism.” Well, now Brown, who is the vice president of the NBA Players Association, has called on others to peacefully protest with him…

Celtics’ Jaylen Brown Hopes Others Will Join Him At George Floyd Protest — NESN.com

Celtics’ Jaylen Brown Is Sneaky One Of NBA’s Most Efficient Scorers This Season — NESN.com

It’s almost hard to remember that before the COVID-19 outbreak shut the NBA season down in March, the Boston Celtics were a blast to watch. Of course, Jayson Tatum was on an absolute tear, putting himself in the conversation as one of the league’s young superstars. But all the while, teammate Jaylen Brown quietly was…

Celtics’ Jaylen Brown Is Sneaky One Of NBA’s Most Efficient Scorers This Season — NESN.com

Jaylen Brown Explains Awesome Way He’s Stayed In Shape During NBA Hiatus — NESN.com

Professional athletes have had to get creative in regards to their training with the coronavirus pausing seasons and closing team facilities. Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown has been able to do just that. With help from his grandfather, Willie Brown, the fourth-year Celtic is working hard to make sure he’s ready for whenever the NBA…

Jaylen Brown Explains Awesome Way He’s Stayed In Shape During NBA Hiatus — NESN.com

Professional athletes have had to get creative in regards to their training with the coronavirus pausing seasons and closing team facilities. Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown has been able to do just that. With help from his grandfather, Willie Brown, the fourth-year Celtic is working hard to make sure he’s ready for whenever the NBA season resumes. Jaylen told The Boston Globe that Willie, who spent his earlier days sparring with Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier and Sonny Liston, has been training the 23-year-old with a pair of boxing gloves on. “We said we needed him to help me train and get back ready for the season, so he could feel comfortable sticking around here,” Jaylen told The Boston Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach in a story published Monday. “But on the other side of that, he’s like, ‘OK, we’re going to train then.’ We’ve been training hard and a lot,” the No. 3 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft said. “On one hand, it’s great that he’s comfortable being here, but on the other he’s making me work my (butt) off.” Jaylen admitted the workouts are a bit different than the ones he’s grown used to at Auerbach Center. “He has me doing a lot of things I’ve never done before,” Jaylen said. “It’s the old way of training. Everything he does is kind of a throwback, but it’s good. He’s never been stagnant, and I got that from him.” Boston fans certainly are eager to see how it will pay off for Jaylen when the Celtics (hopefully) are able to return to the hardwood.

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Jaylen Brown Said It’s ‘Understood’ That NBA Would Restart Into Playoffs — NESN.com

There’s no telling when the NBA will make its comeback, or if, but there is a general consensus of what it will look like when it does. Commissioner Adam Silver said he hopes to have a decision in two-to-four weeks, and reports came out yesterday that the owners are feeling positive about momentum towards finishing…

Jaylen Brown Said It’s ‘Understood’ That NBA Would Restart Into Playoffs — NESN.com

There’s no telling when the NBA will make its comeback, or if, but there is a general consensus of what it will look like when it does. Commissioner Adam Silver said he hopes to have a decision in two-to-four weeks, and reports came out yesterday that the owners are feeling positive about momentum towards finishing the season. And after the league’s players association polled its members yesterday, it’s clear players want to get back, too. Boston Celtics star Jaylen Brown on Wednesday gave an interview with CNN, revealing that in a private player call, some of the NBA’s most influential athletes find it important to finish the year, and they all have the understanding that the league rolls right into the playoffs upon its return. “I think that is kind of, like, understood already, in a sense,” Brown said, transcribed by the Boston Globe’s Adam Himmeslbach. “I don’t want to jump the gun. But I think the playoffs is what makes the league most of its money, and I think if we all agree to come back and play in the playoffs, I think it can regenerate (the income) so that we’ll be able to have a pretty solid salary cap going into next year. So the playoffs are what’s important.” What that playoff format will look like is to be determined, but it would be easier than cramming the remainder of the regular season into a shorter time and is likely to be held in a campus-type centralized location. Read more at: https://nesn.com/2020/05/jaylen-brown-said-its-understood-that-nba-would-restart-into-playoffs/ Read more at: https://nesn.com/2020/05/jaylen-brown-said-its-understood-that-nba-would-restart-into-playoffs/

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Celtics’ Jaylen Brown Urges Georgia Residents Not To Listen To Governor — NESN.com

Georgia is aggressively moving to reopen its economy, with Governor Brian Kemp announcing Monday that the state would allow nail salons, massage therapists, bowling alleys and gyms to open this weekend. The decision comes well before President Donald Trump’s target return of May 1 to end lockdowns, and is causing quite the stir of criticism…

Celtics’ Jaylen Brown Urges Georgia Residents Not To Listen To Governor — NESN.com

Celtics’ Jaylen Brown Delivers Inspiring Message In Op-Ed Amid Crisis — NESN.com

The COVID-19 outbreak has touched all corners of the globe in recent months, and the chaotic situation has allowed misinformation to run amok. That said, Jaylen Brown wants those who might be feeling down because of these circumstances to know, “You are not alone.” The Boston Celtics star addressed the “confusion” and “frustrations” that have…

Celtics’ Jaylen Brown Delivers Inspiring Message In Op-Ed Amid Crisis — NESN.com