While the nation is in the midst of a COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, Boston Celtics player Jaylen Brown has a message for everyone.
The forward took to Twitter to encourage everyone to play their part in “slowing down the spread of” the virus.
Here’s what all he had to say:
Fans or No Fans? Sports World Responds
The outbreak has sparked varying responses across the sports world this week. The Golden State Warriors were the first NBA team to announce that they planned to play games at Chase Center without fans in attendance. That, obviously, changed on Wednesday, when the NBA season was suspended after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for coronavirus.
March Madness was initially set to go on as scheduled with the NCAA announcing the games would be played without fans, but the decision was made on Thursday to cancel the tournament.
What About Brown’s Health?
As for his own health, Brown has been out of the Celtics’ lineup for a week due to a hamstring strain he suffered against the Nets last Tuesday. Though he was initially given a one-week recovery timeline, Boston listed him as doubtful for Thursday’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Brown is now the only player still left on the Celtics’ injury report following the return of Gordon Hayward from his knee injury. Robert Williams was also removed from the report after previously suffering from a back sprain.