NBA Community Grieves While Criticizing Celtics’ Controversial Response
Boston, USA The Boston Celtics found themselves in the midst of severe criticism on Wednesday night following a controversial social media post made by the team’s official account. The incident occurred in the aftermath of a tragic mass shooting in Maine, where 22 lives were lost and 30 individuals sustained injuries.
According to screenshots circulated online, the Celtics’ social media team posted a message on X expressing their “thoughts” for the city of Lewiston, where the horrific incident unfolded across two locations. However, what drew immense public ire was the accompanying graphic—a picture of Celtics star Jayson Tatum juxtaposed with the final score of their recent victory over the New York Knicks.
As of Thursday morning, the post, which has since been taken down, did not appear on the team’s social media page. Despite numerous inquiries, the Celtics have not issued an official response to Fox News Digital regarding the controversial post, leaving fans and the wider public in suspense.
In a surprising turn of events, another post on the Celtics’ social media page conveyed the same message of condolences to the affected city, albeit without the insensitive graphic that had sparked outrage.
Amidst this controversy, in a different part of the country, the Sacramento Kings’ head coach, Mike Brown, took a poignant stance on the tragedy. Following their season opener victory over the Jazz in Utah, Brown addressed the media with raw emotion, stating, “I don’t even want to talk about basketball. We played a game; it was fun. Obviously, we won, but if we can’t do anything to fix this, it’s over. It’s over for our country for this to happen time after time.”
The incident has not only left fans disappointed but has also raised concerns about the responsibility of professional sports teams and their impact on the communities they represent. As the NBA community grieves the loss in Maine, the spotlight remains on the Celtics, awaiting their official response and hoping for a more sensitive approach in the future.