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Jaylen Brown Reportedly Issued A Challenge To Fellow NBA Players

A closeup of Boston Celtics forward Jaylen Brown.

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - JANUARY 23: Jaylen Brown #7 of the Boston Celtics looks on during the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers at TD Garden on January 23, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Boston Celtics swingman Jaylen Brown has issued a challenge to his fellow NBA players. When the bubble comes to an end in Orlando, will athletes continue to push for change?

Prior to the league resuming operations in the bubble, Brown was out on the street protesting police brutality. Photos and videos emerged on him showing his support for racial equality in the United States.

Although all signs point to Brown going back in the trenches once this NBA season is officially over, the same cannot be said for all NBA players. That's why he's curious to see how players will handle themselves when they go back home.

Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated appeared on SportsCenter last night to discuss Brown's message to the rest of the NBA.

"Jaylen Brown also asked them, 'If you guys leave here, are you just going to leave and go chill and hang out with your families and lose that loneliness? Or are you going to be in the trenches? Are you going to be in the streets?'"

There's a lot on NBA players' plates right now. They're being asked to compete at the highest level while providing emotional support for communities elsewhere.

Brown and the Celtics are technically scheduled to face the Toronto Raptors tonight. It's possible that game gets pushed back to a later date.