Celtics’ Jaylen Brown plans to focus on basketball after video retweet row
You may not have noticed it given how well Boston Celtics they’ve been playing, though extrajudicial matters they have impacted Jaylen Brown enough that the Georgia native feels it’s starting to affect his game. “I’ve been sloppy with the ball,” he recounted after Boston’s win over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday. road CLNS Avg. “A lot has happened outside of basketball.”
As vice president of the players’ union, Brown’s job has been to support NBPA vice president Kyrie Irving, who became embroiled in a scandal by retweeting an anti-Semitic video. Brown later claimed mistakenly retweeted a clip of a group who came to the Barclay Center to distribute anti-Semitic propaganda under the guise of supporting Irving, who has since denied support for his anti-Semitic views.
“You do the best you can and you balance everything,” the Cal alum suggested. “Regardless of what he says, some people will disagree or already have an opinion.”
“So you go out, you do what I’ve been doing, trying to uplift my community, spread kindness, spread love, try to be the best version of myself, but also help anyone and everyone around me,” she explained.
“That’s what I’ve been since I got into this league, and that’s what I’m going to continue to do: focus on that and take care of the basketball and everything falls into place.”
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