Much like the NBA, there is a lot of uncertainty around the NFL season. Recently, Dr. Anthony Fauci stated: “Unless players are essentially in a bubble — insulated from the community and they are tested nearly every day — it would be very hard to see how football is able to be played this fall, If there is a second wave, which is certainly a possibility and which would be complicated by the predictable flu season, football may not happen this year.” This speculation by the doctor started a chain of events involving the President and Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum. The statement by Dr. Fauci triggered a response from Donald Trump through which, President nullified Dr. Fauci’s comments. In this tweet, the President also spoke against players kneeling during the national anthem.
The young superstar fired back at Trump in a bashing tweet. The 22-year-old has been actively involved in the movement against racism. Despite the strict rules in the NBA, it is being speculated that some players will take a knee during the national anthem. However, it is not yet clear how the NBA officials will respond.
Before the play was suspended, The Celtics were holding the 3rd seed in the Eastern Conference behind the Toronto Raptors and Milwaukee Bucks. The Celtics have a 43-21 record and are worthy contenders for the title this season. The star player of the team, Tatum, was averaging 23.6 points per game on 44.8% field goal %age. Gordon Hayward is also playing well despite returning from a severe injury. The team also contains an impressive supporting cast around the two superstars. When the season resumes in Orlando the Celtics will emerge as a force to be reckoned with.
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