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As Georgia lifts coronavirus restrictions, Celtics’ Jaylen Brown says stay home and don’t listen

Celtics wing Jaylen Brown

BOSTON, MA - MARCH 3: Jaylen Brown #7 of the Boston Celtics during the second half of the game against the Brooklyn Nets at TD Garden on March 3, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images)

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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is leading the way for reducing social-distancing restrictions amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Kemp – who admitted startlingly recently to not knowing coronavirus could be spread by asymptomatic carriers – has received criticism for his plan.

Including from Celtics wing Jaylen Brown, a Georgia native.

Jay King of The Athletic:

Brown is intelligent and holds interests beyond basketball. He wrote thoughtfully on coronavirus and race for The Guardian.

There are legitimate reasons to be skeptical of Kemp’s plan.

But shutting down the economy also has consequences. People need money to support themselves and their families.

Brown has an income that many do not. As Dwyane Wade said, it’s easier to stay home when you’re rich.

Brown’s advice is good for people privileged enough to follow it. We should continue to socially distance as much as reasonably possible. But what’s reasonable varies for different people, and some people need to work.