Celtics’ Jaylen Brown delivers final bubble shout out against racial inequality
The Boston Celtics bowed out to the Miami Heat on Sunday, as the C’s were eliminated in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals, 125-113. With his team now on their way out of the bubble, Boston forward Jaylen Brown found one final opportunity to send a message to address the issue of systemic racism.
In his post-game interview, Brown took the time to send a shout out to anyone and everyone who’s supported the fight against racial inequality over the past months:
“It’s been an honor to play here and share light on some of those injustices,” via ESPN’s Malika Andrews. “I appreciate to everyone who is out there listening and who want to make change.”
Jaylen Brown was understandably disappointed following his team’s Game 6 defeat, but he still made sure to address the bigger issue at hand. Brown has been one of the most prominent figures in the league with regards to the movement to battle racial inequality, and he has since received a ton of praise for the same. The 23-year-old has been an ultimate embodiment of athletes using their platform to voice out their beliefs.
As for his basketball, Brown has likewise been excellent for his side. This was on full display on Sunday, as he led the Celtics with 26 points on 10-of-17 shooting, to go along with eight rebounds, four assists, and three steals.
It’s back to the drawing board for the Celtics now that their season has officially come to an end. The C’s have once again proven that they are one of the best teams in the league, and they should be able to use the offseason to make the necessary adjustments for the upcoming campaign.