Celtics forward Jaylen Brown made an appearance at the Roxbury v Dorchester basketball game at Harambee Park this weekend.
Brown posted photos of himself at the game on his Instagram page. He wore a green shirt that said “The energy is about to change”.
“I believe in my community, my community believes in me,” Brown wrote.
Brown, who won an NBA Community Assistance Award in 2020, is often recognized for his community impact in the Boston area. He founded the 7uice foundation which works to provide underprivileged children with better educational opportunities.
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu tweeted a photo of herself, Brown and Brown’s grandfather at the event.
“JB shoots the breeze at Harambee Park,” Wu wrote.
Athletic’s Shams Charania reported last month that the Celtics had offered Brown a trade for Brooklyn’s Kevin Durant. The deal didn’t happen, and Brown and Durant are still with their respective teams despite Durant’s reported trade demands.
In the meantime, Brown continues to show he’s part of the community here in Boston. As rumors swirl, he’s in a park in Dorchester watching basketball and interacting with Bostonians.
Harambee Park, formerly known as Franklin Field, is located near Blue Hill Avenue. According to the City of Boston’s website, Phase 1 of the park’s renovations, which included basketball courts, was completed in 2018.
The park is in Stage 3 of a $3.4 million renovation project. The park’s football pitch is named after brothers Harry and Dennis Wilson. The Wilson brothers founded the Boston Raiders youth football team and the Roxbury Basketball Association, a summer men’s basketball league.
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