After getting beaten by the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals recently, the Boston Celtics headed into the NBA offseason with some big plans to reshape the team in order to come back stronger for the 2023-24 campaign.
Along with moving on from Marcus Smart and Grant Williams, the team brought in star forward Kristaps Porzingis and had every intention of signing Jaylen Brown to a supermax contract extension.
Ultimately, the team did just that by inking Brown to a deal upwards of $300 million, making him the highest-paid player in NBA history, which is a bold statement, to say the least.
With the dust settling on the news of Brown’s new deal and everyone around the league freaking out about the number, the Celtics star has some distinct plans about what he wants to do off-the-floor with his new contract, via John Karalis of the Boston Sports Journal.
Jaylen Brown on what he's going to do with his general wealth: "I want to launch a project to bring Black Wall Street here to Boston. I want to attack the wealth disparity here."
— John Karalis 🇬🇷🇺🇦 (@John_Karalis) July 26, 2023
Brown has always been a player who is tightly linked to his community and wants to do everything within his power to make that community better and stronger in every way he possibly can, so this statement by the 26-year-old comes as no surprise.
Although Brown still has a lot of basketball left in him and could be playing for another decade or more if able to stay healthy, it’s not beyond the realm of possibility that he remains active in his efforts to do more things like this off the floor.
As for on the floor, the pressure will be on for Brown and company as Boston has put all their cards on the table in hopes of finally winning that elusive 18th NBA championship.NEXT: Former NBA Player Shares Bold Jaylen Brown Prediction