The 2020 election almost is upon us, and votes already are being cast nationwide.
The NBA has actively promoted voting and voter rights ahead of the highly-anticipated election featuring incumbent Donald Trump and challenger Joe Biden. Several teams even have committed to turning their home arenas or stadiums into polling places to help.
Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens is proud of the league’s efforts to promote such a worthy cause. He tackled the subject Saturday during a Zoom press conference.
“Obviously this election is really important, and it means a great deal to us,” Stevens said, per the team. “But also, I think that it?s really important to the guys, and I think that encouraging everybody to use their voice to vote is really important.”
The National Basketball Coaches Association has been particularly vocal about the issue.
“I?m glad that the NBA is taking that stand,” Stevens added. “I?m glad that the Coaches Association has pushed that, and I?m happy to be a part of lending my voice to that. If that can turn out so many more people or one more person, then that?s really important.”
“… We realize that it?s extremely important. And we continue to talk about it, to make sure each of our voices are all heard in this election.”
Election Day, by the way, is Tuesday, Nov. 3.