Among the NBA players at the forefront of the BLM movement during the season shutdown, Jaylen Brown advocated passing the George Floyd law again yesterday.
Jaylen Brown has long been viewed as a potential young leader for the NBA. The 4th year swingman is soft-spoken, has his head right and is viewed as one of the superstars of the league in the making.
His words are worth their weight in gold. Brown weighed in on the impact of the lobby group established by the NBA to counter systemic racism, and on his take about the George Floyd law.
Jaylen Brown speaks about passing George Floyd law in Boston
Despite having the best chance of his career so far to advance to the NBA Finals, Jaylen Brown has not taken his eye off the ball on the larger issue of the battle with racism. On Sunday, Brown spoke to the media about how he thinks the George Floyd law will make a difference.
“One thing I would like to see in Boston is the George Floyd bill enacted,” Jaylen Brown said, via Tom Westerholm of MassLive.com.
“Having conversations about police, qualified immunity, and things like that, some things just need to be held accountable. And hopefully Boston can be a place where a tone is set and it can be transpired in other places and other cities that need it most.” he added.
Brown was quick to acknowledge the efforts of the Celtics organisation, as the owners have taken it upon themselves to enforce change in society.
He was touched by the fact the owners listened to the life experiences of 23 year old and are ready to act on it by getting some perspective about the ‘disadvantaged communities’.
“I’m proud to be a part of the Celtics organization,” Jaylen Brown said.
“I’m proud to have an ownership group, or a leadership group, that’s willing to take these steps because they recognize that we need to live in a better more forward progressing world, and I’m happy that they asked my input as a 23-year-old coming from disadvantaged communities and having a certain perspective being here in Boston, growing up in Atlanta and going to school in California-Berkeley.
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“I’m just happy that the mindsets are shifting and hopefully we can continue this and make this a long-term commitment as well as a short-term.” he added.
Brown went so far as to embark on a 12-hour drive to his hometown Atlanta to lead BLM rallies back in May, in the wake of the George Floyd murder that shook the nation. He’s definitely one of those who put their money where their mouth is.