LeBron James leads chorus of reactions from NBA players, demanding social justice

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The NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks made a major statement Wednesday, deciding to boycott Game 5 of their Eastern Conference Playoff series against the Orlando Magic.

Said boycott comes following the shooting of Jacob Blake by Wisconsin authorities this past weekend and the murder of two protesters by a 17-year-old teenager with an AR-15 in the same state.

Following reports that the Bucks boycotted their game, NBA stars responded on social media.

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James was among the most boisterous with a NSFW message on Twitter.

“F**K THIS MAN!!!! WE DEMAND CHANGE. SICK OF IT,” James tweeted.

As you can tell by those nine words, James is fed up. He’s not alone. The Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets also decided to boycott Game 5 of their playoff series, originally slated for early Wednesday evening.

Other players responded in kind.