Nets Guard and former Celtic, Kyrie Irving, made a lot of headlines with his comments on returning to Boston and hoping to not experience any racism.
When Celtics guard, Jaylen Brown, was asked about his thoughts in relation to Irving’s comments about racism in Boston, he replied:
“Systemic racism should be addressed in the city of Boston and United States, however I don’t like the manner it was brought up centering around a playoff game. It bothers me if the construct of racism is used as a crutch or an opportunity to execute a personal gain. I’m not saying that’s the case, but racism is bigger than a playoff game and bigger than Game 3 of the playoffs.” As Brown later states, “I know not every Celtics fan is a racist. We have a lot of fans from all walks of life and all colors. Painting every Celtics fan as a racist is unfair, but Boston we have a lot of work to do .”