“There are some very toxic groups in Celtic Nation” – Jaylen Brown opens up about racial hatred thrown at him by Boston fans
Jaylen Brown is one of the NBA’s most vocal social justice players. Still, he’s still hated by some fans of the team he plays for, and recently confided about it.
In an interview with The New York Times, Brown shared the difficulty of dealing with a group of people who dislike being African American.
“I have multiple experiences as an athlete, as a basketball player, as a citizen, as someone trying to start a business, as someone trying to do something in the community….There’s not much room for people. It’s about black entrepreneurs of color coming in and starting businesses,” Brown said when asked about his experience as a black athlete in Boston.
“not the whole Celtic The fanbase, but it’s the part of the fanbase that exists within the Celtic nation that’s problematic. If you have a bad game, they tie it to your personal personality.
“There are groups or quantities in the Celtic nation that are so toxic that they don’t want to see athletes using their platform or just want to play basketball and entertain and go home.” I’m sure…and that’s a problem for me..”
At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Brown peacefully participated in protests fighting for civil rights after the murder of George Floyd. The Celtics star fought for civil rights with his other NBA players as he drove 15 hours from Boston to Atlanta.
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See Jaylen Brown’s post-All-Star break stats
Jaylen Brown is one of the best players of the season. He made his second All-Star appearance, cementing the Celtics as his one of the winning teams in the Eastern his conference. Boston, where he is on the floor, is a tricky team on both sides.
Brown is having one of his best seasons yet. He has appeared in his 58 games, averaging 26.8 points, 6.9 rebounds, 3.3 assists and a 49.0% shooting percentage (including 33.8% 3-pointers).
That’s impressive, but let’s see how he’s played since the All-Star break.
Since the All-Star break, he has played 10 more games and is above average in scoring. Brown is averaging 28.1 ppg, 6.7 rpg, and 3.7 apg, with 3 points he’s shooting 50.2%, including 38.3% he’s from range.
Looking at these numbers, Brown looks poised for the postseason and hungry for a championship shot.
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