Danny Ainge assesses talk with Celtics gamers after George Floyd’s death
The Boston Celtics exist combined front in the middle of the wave of demonstrations that have actually followed George Floyd’s death.
Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge tweeted Wednesday night that he had a favorable telephone call with his group that led him to observe how proud he is of his gamers.
Ainge tagged Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart, Jayson Tatum, Semi Ojeleye, Enes Kanter, Kemba Walker and Gordon Hayward in the tweet, which included the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag.
The Celtics have actually actively taken part in demonstrations to require an end to racial injustice and authorities cruelty after a Minneapolis authorities officer killed Floyd, a 46-year-old unarmed African-American man, by kneeling on his neck for almost nine minutes.
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Brown drove 15 hours to his home state of Georgia last weekend to assist lead a peaceful protest in Atlanta, while Smart, Kanter and Vincent Poirier joined a demonstration in Boston on Sunday.
Tatum, Ojeleye, Walker and Hayward all have actually been active on social media calling attention to racial inequality and standing in solidarity with their teammates.
Celtics head coach Brad Stevens has actually supported his players’ activism, also, revealing that assistance in a letter he offered to the gamers last week.
It appears Ainge also has interacted with his gamers as the C’s continue to show cohesion and unity throughout a dissentious time in America.
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Danny Ainge assesses talk with Celtics gamers after George Floyd’s death initially appeared on NBC Sports Boston