Celtics

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As the NBA community processes a stunning development, Jaylen Brown is trying to be a voice of reason.

Early Wednesday night -- hours before the NBA announced it has suspended its season due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak -- the Boston Celtics wing shared a message for fans on Twitter about what role they can play in limiting the spread of the global pandemic.

Brown then went on Instagram Live to deliver a similar message: Hospitals only can handle a certain number of patients, and by avoiding large crowds and practicing good hygiene, everyone can help limit the virus' spread to ease the burden on health care facilities, otherwise known as "flattening the curve."

Brown and his Celtics teammates reportedly were told Wednesday night to self-quarantine after the NBA announced that Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert had tested positive for coronavirus.

The Celtics played the Jazz in Utah on Feb. 26 and again on March 6 in Boston, with Gobert playing in both games.

The league announced it is suspending its season shortly after Brown's video, prompting further reaction from Brown and teammate Enes Kanter on Twitter.

The NBA suspending operations certainly is a shock -- the Celtics were set to play the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night -- but considering a player just tested positive, it's a prudent move to prevent the virus from spreading further.

 

You can learn more about the coronavirus on the CDC's official website here.