Amid the Coronavirus-induced shutdown of all professional sports teams, certain players are spreading the message of love and safety. Luckily for Boston Celtics fans, two such players wear green and white.
So it went: two Boston Celtics stars, two unique ways to tell fans to stay safe at the beginning of what is going to be a wild time to be alive without professional sports for at least the next month. Jayson Tatum and Marcus Smart took to social media to spread the message of safety during the COVID-19 outbreak.
First, there’s the light approach Smart put out on his Twitter account:
Welp. I guess from a glass half full perspective-
I can’t get fined more $ for a while!
Doing well. Layin low. Y’all b careful & take care out there. Spend some time w ur loved ones. If any good comes out of this it will be that we all slowed down our lives a lil! Much love!
— marcus smart (@smart_MS3) March 14, 2020
Referencing his recent run-ins with referees, Smart first gave fans a laugh before taking a serious tone. The advice is sound. People should be using social distance practices to keep the vulnerable members of society safe from this initial wave of this global pandemic.
Then, there was the first-time All-Star Tatum:
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Tatum’s message was strong and unifying. Together, we will prosper:
…we’ll get through them together. We just wanted to say we love our NBA fans and we’ll be out there soon. Thank you.”
Hopefully Tatum is right about the season resuming soon.
Finally, the Houdini is going to leave you with Enes Kanter‘s completely tongue-in-cheek message to fans:
Wash your hands like you just got done slicing jalapeños for a batch of nachos and you need to take your contacts out.
— Enes Kanter (@EnesKanter) March 14, 2020