Look: NBA’s Jaylen Brown drives 15 hours to organize Black Lives Matter protest
Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown drove 15 hours from Boston to Atlanta to lead a Black Lives Matter protest.
The march is one of numerous protests happening around the United States following the unlawful death of African-American George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police last week.
Brown said via his Instagram account that he is “first and foremost … a black man and I grew up on this soil.”
The Celtics guard is one of many NBA players who have joined protests.
He tweeted out information on what he had planned to do the day before, urging people to do the same.
Atlanta 📍don’t meet me there beat me there come walk with me bring your own signs
— Jaylen Brown (@FCHWPO) May 30, 2020
Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson also joined protests.
i witnessed a peaceful protest, alot of emotion and unity, the time for change has been passed due..dont forget the message because of the tone that it is projected in!! pic.twitter.com/a0SkOgiT5F
— Jordan Clarkson (@JordanClarksons) May 31, 2020
NBA players have long been socially aware of relevant issues in the country, and they have used their influence and platform in the proper way.