Celtics’ Jaylen Brown Visited Bill Russell Statue Outside Boston City Hall — NESN.com

Sign In Jaylen Brown on Sunday afternoon was out and about in Boston, and attended a demonstration at City Hall Plaza. And while he was there, he got to admire the statue honoring Bill Russell, perhaps the greatest Boston Celtic of all time. Along with his remarkable playing career, Russell also went on to coach…

Celtics’ Jaylen Brown Visited Bill Russell Statue Outside Boston City Hall — NESN.com

Ainge: Jaylen Brown ‘ready to take on bigger roles’ in 2020-21 — Celtics Wire

Boston Celtics team president Danny Ainge thinks Jaylen Brown will be ready to take on a bigger role with the team after a massive 2019-20.

Ainge: Jaylen Brown ‘ready to take on bigger roles’ in 2020-21 — Celtics Wire

Boston Celtics forward Jaylen Brown has truly grown into a larger-than-life figure in his fourth season with the team, becoming a leader not just among his fellow Celtics or even in the NBA, but in his country and world.

In one of the most challenging moments in modern history, the Cal-Berkeley product helped lead his team to the brink of an NBA Finals appearance in a season assumed to be a “bridge year” by many.

He advocated caution in the midst of a pandemic when many were still cavalier; he pushed to protect the health of his fellow players in crafting an ingenuous solution to the pandemic itself, and he helped leverage that moment to provide critical support in the ongoing push for racial equity.

In short, he is a remarkable human being.

Team president Danny Ainge said as much when the topic of conversation with the press on the 2019-20 season on Thursday touched on Brown’s impact on the season, and Ainge was equally effusive in his praise of the young wing.

WATCH: Jaylen Brown’s best plays vs. Miami in the East Finals https://t.co/fQZ0aFqbVk

— The Celtics Wire (@TheCelticsWire) October 2, 2020

“I’ve said this a few times about Jaylen. He’s an impressive young man, and I’m really proud of him [and] how his game has developed from the time I met him,” began Ainge. “I’m not surprised.”

“Nobody would be surprised that he has become the voice of our locker room, the voice of our organization. He’s in meetings with our owners, and with [Director of Player Development] Allison Feaster, and with [Vice President of Community Engagement] Dave Hoffman, organizing the plans for social justice, so he is special. I knew that from the first time I met him, and I’m not surprised. But I’m also not surprised with the progress that he’s made as a player and how good a player he’s become before our eyes.”

“I think he’s ready to take on bigger roles, bigger opportunities, and I couldn’t be happier to have him on Boston Celtics and, and be with him at this time of his career,” he added.

Danny Ainge gives update on Kemba Walker’s first season, knee health https://t.co/dlGoFWTRtB

— The Celtics Wire (@TheCelticsWire) October 2, 2020

Jaylen Brown is an extraordinary basketball player, and we are lucky to have him in this league — nevermind on the Celtics.

And he is so much more than just a basketball player.

In an era of pundits telling athletes to “shut up and dribble,” Brown is leading a new generation of Americans, asking them to join him in standing up for their rights.

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Jaylen Brown bothered by Jayson Tatum-Nick Nurse play (video) — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Tension flared after the Raptors’ Game 6 win over the Celtics Wednesday night.

Jaylen Brown bothered by Jayson Tatum-Nick Nurse play (video) — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

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Tension flared on the court after the Raptors’ Game 6 win over the Celtics last night.

It continued into Jaylen Brown‘s postgame press conference.

In double overtime games, there are always plays that could have swung the result in the other direction. One came late in regulation, when Jayson Tatum drove and passed… directly to Toronto coach Nick Nurse, who was standing near Celtics center Daniel Theis in the corner. Nurse was hunched over and touching the out-of-bounds lines – maybe even crossing them at one point.

Tatum, via Darren Hartwell of NBC Sports Boston:

“That was my fault. Can’t blame Nick Nurse. He’s not playing. It was my fault,” Tatum told reporters.

Jaylen Brown, via Hartwell:

“Things like that — sometimes things seem to go overboard at times,” Brown told reporters when asked about Tatum’s turnover. “Let’s keep it in check. Let’s keep it respectable, and let’s keep playing basketball. Grown men should be able to control themselves, especially coaching staffs.”

Tatum showed a lot of maturity with that answer. It is his responsibility to avoid a turnover.

But that play shouldn’t fall on him.

The NBA should crack down on coaches and bench players crowding the court. It’s not safe. It’s not basketball.

This had been better in the bubble – a potential factor in the offensive surge. But it’s obviously not good enough.

Jaylen Brown: Celtics’ defense a ‘disgrace’ on Raptors’ game-winner — Portal4News

Matt Eppers USA TODAY Published 1:10 AM EDT Sep 4, 2020 With their season on the line, the Toronto Raptors drew up a play that delivered when they needed it most. OG Anunoby hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Raptors a 104-103 win over the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of their […]

Jaylen Brown: Celtics’ defense a ‘disgrace’ on Raptors’ game-winner — Portal4News

Matt Eppers
USA TODAY

Published 1:10 AM EDT Sep 4, 2020

With their season on the line, the Toronto Raptors drew up a play that delivered when they needed it most. OG Anunoby hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Raptors a 104-103 win over the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of their second-round series Thursday night.

Anunoby caught a cross-court pass with 0.5 seconds left on the clock and got his shot off over the out-stretched hand of a leaping Jaylen Brown.

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Brown tipped his cap to the Raptors afterwards for the slick play design. However, he lamented the Celtics’ defensive lapse that allowed Anunoby to get free and couldn’t hide his frustration.

“It’s a (expletive) disgrace at the end of the game,” Brown said. “That was just terrible. No way we should have lost that game. I take responsibility for that. Not just that play, but a lot of the plays before. It happens. It’s the NBA playoffs. Either you let them gain momentum or you come back and get ready to play next game.”

Brown and the Celtics could have taken a commanding 3-0 series lead and effectively ended the Raptors’ title defense. Instead, Toronto is back in the series down 2-1 with Game 4 on Saturday night.

“Just a miscommunication, the coverage that we were in,” Brown said of the final play. “That’s all that really is. They made a remarkable play at the end.”

Anunoby finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds for Toronto. Kyle Lowry scored 31 points, and Fred VanVleet added 25.

Brown had 19 points and 12 rebounds for Boston. Kemba Walker had 29 points, and Jayson Tatum had 15.

Jaylen Brown, Enes Kanter helping Tacko Fall learn how to swim — The Rookie Wire

Brown and Kanter were captured on video helping Fall learn how to swim on Monday at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Jaylen Brown, Enes Kanter helping Tacko Fall learn how to swim — The Rookie Wire

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After posting a 112-94 win over the Toronto Raptors in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Sunday, some Boston Celtics players spent their day off on Monday in the pool for some fun and extra work.

Jaylen Brown and Enes Kanter were captured on video helping Tacko Fall to learn how to swim. The rookie has previously said in the past that he does not know how to swim and previously took part in lessons at the Boys & Girls Club in Boston.

Fall said he grew up near a beach in Senegal but never went to the water much. However, Fall has, like most players, participated in aquatic exercises, and given his 7-foot-5 frame, he can stand up in most pools so learning how to swim likely hasn’t been a priority.

Tacko Swim Class 🌮😄

Senegalese Phelps 🇸🇳 🏊🏽‍♂️ pic.twitter.com/BjiwnF21ZB

— Enes Kanter (@EnesKanter) August 31, 2020

The Celtics have often done several activities together during their time at the Walt Disney World Resort. The group has previously hit the golf course together and they have also taken bike rides around the bubble and other related things.

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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 💯

Read more at: https://nesn.com/2020/07/celtics-jaylen-brown-issues-thoughtful-message-about-importance-of-voting/

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.

Read more at: https://nesn.com/2020/07/jaylen-brown-reveals-why-celtics-almost-didnt-attend-orlando-restart/

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.

Read more at: https://nesn.com/2020/06/nbpa-salutes-celtics-jaylen-brown-for-leading-peaceful-protest/

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