Celtics forward Jaylen Brown has been at the forefront of the NBA’s social justice initiatives and he doesn’t want people to let up now that Joe Biden is President.
During the Celtics media availability, Brown said he feels like those around him have taken their foot off the gas pedal with a new administration in the White House.
Jaylen Brown says despite there being a new president, he "wants to keep the same energy up" working for change.
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“I don’t want to be pessimistic, but I think now having a new face (Biden), people are taking their foot off the gas, thinking that everything is ok now. I would like to challenge that. We still have a lot of work to do, regardless if Biden is in office or not.”
Brown promised to “keep the same energy” under the Biden administration as he did with the Trump administration in an effort to change the system.
“My dilemma was never with any presidencies or selections of different faces. It’s more about the system, I think, that needs to be changed.”
“I know there was a lot of stress attached to our former president, potentially. But, I definitely want to keep the same energy up in terms of having the awareness and pushing forward for change.”
“We gotta keep the same energy up. People still gotta care. People still need to make phone calls, you know, etc. So, I’m looking forward to continuing to fight for change.”