The Boston Celtics forward Jaylen Brown is an influential figure on and off the court for his team. Brown let his voice be heard, after the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota. At the same time, he organized a peaceful protest in Atlanta against racial injustice and police brutality.
Brown is quite vocal in the social justice issues that have plagued the United States throughout the years. As a result, Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck talked on his action and how special he is as a person.
“Since day one when I met Jaylen, back in (2015), it was so obvious that he’s just special – a special person with special character,” Grousbeck told WBZ-TV’s Dan Roche, per NBC Sports.
“He has educated me, to be perfectly honest. I’ve spent time talking with him and a couple other players in-depth over the last few days because I’ve realized I have a lot to learn, that I thought I knew and I didn’t know, just to be honest.
And so, I’ve spent time listening to Jaylen, talking to Jaylen, trying to learn from Jaylen to be perfectly honest. I didn’t know that I would have, really, but the whole situation is shocking and surprising and stunning and disappointing and all of that. Jaylen might be a way for us to sort of move forward. He is a very, very good person with a very good conscience.”