Several NBA teams have voted to boycott the remainder of the NBA season at Walt Disney World due to police shooting of Jacob Blake.
Last night the Milwaukee Bucks players led a protest of Game 5 of their first-round series against the Orlando Magic.
An official statement was released:
Full statement from Milwaukee Bucks players who led NBA boycott tonight. pic.twitter.com/AOmHxwUTa7
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 26, 2020
Last night the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers have voted in favor of boycotting the remainder of the season.
Sources: Every team besides Lakers and Clippers voted to continue playing. LeBron James said in meeting he want owners to be more involved/take action.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 27, 2020
There is expected to be an emergency meeting of the Board of Governors at 11 AM ET to discuss the situation and decide if NBA play will continue at Walt Disney World.
Both the NBA Referees and NBA Coaches Association support the decision of the players.
The NBA Coaches support our players 100%. The restart happened largely because of the platform it provided. The baseless shootings of Jacob Blake and other black men and women by law enforcement underscores the need for action. Not after the playoffs, not in the future, but now.
— NBA Coaches Assoc. (@NBA_Coaches) August 27, 2020
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