WATCH: Cedric Maxwell on George Floyd, growing up in Jim Crow south

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Justin Quinn
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Most younger Boston Celtics fans think of CLNS podcast host and NBA broadcaster Cedric Maxwell as exactly that, a media figure. But Maxwell is also a champion alumnus of the Celtics whose prime was in an era that is both very different from and in some ways analogous regarding race relations in sports.

The former NBA Finals MVP recently made an appearance on the CLNS Media “Double M” podcast to talk about his experience growing up in the Jim Crow south, and how things have changed — and haven’t — in the league since those days. An outspoken champion for racial justice in his own right, Maxwell has plenty to say on a critical topic in a moment of unfortunately added relevance.

Watch the podcast embedded below to hear all the North Carolina native has to share on this vital topic.

It may not be a pleasant listen at times, but it’s an important one.

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