Celtics’ Jaylen Brown Becomes First Active NBA Player to Participate in a BIG3 Game

On Saturday, Boston Celtics standout Jaylen Brown became the first active NBA player to start for Team Big in a BIG3 game in London. In Team Big’s win over Team 3, he had nine points, five rebounds, and two assists. Team B, on the other hand, was defeated 51-42 by Team 3.

Brown took part in the event to raise funds for a local charity named London Youth. BIG3 is a three-on-three basketball league co-founded by rapper Ice Cube. According to ESPN, the BIG3 league consists of 12 clubs that include former NBA and foreign stars.

Ice Cube called Brown his “hero” after learning that the Celtics star would play in the game. “He’s making a humongous statement by being the first current NBA player to play in a BIG3 game,” Ice Cube wrote. “By suiting up for our All Star game tomorrow, he’s doing everything in his power to help the league succeed. Salute. Forever grateful.”

Brown also shared why he made the decision to play. “Having some fun for charity, giving back to the community, and supporting,” Brown said after Saturday’s game. “It’s amazing being in this environment. Shout out to London, shout out to the O2 [Arena]. Excited to give back to charity, excited to be a part of this, and I appreciate you, Ice Cube.”

Brown recently stated his desire to bring Black Wall Street to Boston. This followed his recent contract extension with the Boston Celtics. The contract, worth $304 million, is said to be the largest in NBA history.

After signing the contract, Brown was asked what he planned to do with the pact’s generational fortune. In response, he stated that he wants to bring Black Wall Street to Boston in order to combat wealth disparities.

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