Celtics coach: Empathy means more than basketball right now

Celtics coach Brad Stevens believes the best way he can be helpful to his players right now is by listening to them. Boston players including Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart, Enes Kanter and Vincent Poirier have been among several NBA players to participate in recent protests following the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in Minneapolis last month after a white police officer pressed his knee into Floyd's neck as he begged for air. Demonstrations have taken place in cities around the country in response to the incident, which was captured in a widely seen video that has mobilized protesters.

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Wes Unseld, Hall of Famer and NBA champion in DC, dies at 74

Wes Unseld was an undersized NBA center known more for his bruising picks, tenacious rebounding and perfectly placed outlet passes than any points he produced. ''I never played pretty,'' Unseld said when elected to the Hall of Fame in 1988. Unseld, who began his pro career as a rookie MVP, led Washington to its only NBA championship and was chosen one of the 50 greatest players in league history, died Tuesday after ''lengthy health battles, most recently with pneumonia,'' his family said in a statement released by the Wizards.

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