Boston Celtics forward Jaylen Brown was one of five players honored with the NBA Community Assist Award for the 2019-2020 season. The award acknowledges players who give back to their communities and honors NBA legend David Robinson who helped set this standard many years ago.
The five NBA Community Assist Award winners; Celtics forward Jaylen Brown, Bucks guard George Hill, Mavericks center Dwight Powell, Thunder point guard Chris Paul, and Kings forward Harrison Barnes, were all honored “in recognition of their continued commitment to positively impacting their communities through sustained efforts over the course of the season,” per a statement from the NBA.
During the shutdown this season, Brown drove 15 hours to Atlanta, Georgia, and lead a peaceful protest of police brutality. Throughout the NBA playoffs, Brown continued to speak up about racial injustice in the United States and wore the words ‘Liberation’ on the back of his jersey every game.
Although Brown had an impressive season, scoring 20.3 points and grabbing 6.4 rebounds per game, his contributions off the court were far greater. This season, Brown will enter the second season of his four-year, $115 million contract extension he signed back in 2019.