Bucks’ Sterling Brown on playing, when the season restarts: “It’s important for me to continue to play to use my platform”



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Sterling Brown was shot with a taser gun by Milwaukee Police in 2018, after being cited with a parking violation. The Milwaukee Bucks guard believes that playing in Orlando will give the opportunity to spread the message amid social unrest due to the killing of African-Americans all over United States.

Brown talked on ESPN for the message and how playing in Orlando could help the ‘Black Lives Matter” movement.

“A lot of eyes will be on us while we’re in Orlando,” he told ESPN on Thursday. “People can actually see us and see our messages that we can give while we’re playing or at halftime, before a game or whatever. There’s a lot of ways to get out key messages and I feel like I want to take advantage of that. We’ve got a platform like none other. We’ve got resources like none other.

I feel it’s important for me to continue to play to use my platform because my platform has given me a voice and it has allowed people to follow me and see me and it’s allowed people to become more passionate with the movement that’s going on.

A lot of eyes will be on us while we’re in Orlando,” he said. “People can actually see us and see our messages that we can give while we’re playing or at halftime, before a game or whatever. There’s a lot of ways to get out key messages and I feel like I want to take advantage of that. We’ve got a platform like none other. We’ve got resources like none other.

I feel it’s important for me to continue to play to use my platform because my platform has given me a voice and it has allowed people to follow me and see me and it’s allowed people to become more passionate with the movement that’s going on.”

Brown stated that the NBA season return will give players the right to inform people around the racial issues in United States in a huge platform, which will provide them the space.

“I’ve always played to win since day one, but right now, that’s not my main focus. I definitely feel like by playing, we can use the platform to promote different things. To promote what’s going on currently with the police brutality and fighting for justice, but we can also promote many other problems that’s in the black community because we will have a platform.” 



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