NBA players had their second meeting in as many days at Walt Disney World after Wednesday’s action was postponed following a boycott from the Milwaukee Bucks, among other teams.
Said boycott stems from the shooting of Jacob Blake by a cop in Wisconsin this past Sunday evening. The incident in question led to the NBA taking a major stand against police brutality in the United States.
We now have some more information on this. And it’s great news for those of us who have enjoyed NBA Playoff basketball this summer.
NBA Playoffs to resume, Thursday’s games postponed
First off, Thursday’s three-game slate will not take place.
Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz
Boston Celtics vs. Toronto Raptors
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks
Secondly, it’s not yet known when the playoffs will actually resume.
The good news here is that it was looking like the season would be canceled as late as Wednesday evening after the Lakers and Clippers voted to boycott the remainder of the campaign.
It’s not yet known what happened behind the scenes that led to this change of direction. Though, previous reports seemed to indicate things were trending in this direction.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski added that games could potentially resume as early as Friday.
NBA boycott makes major political statement
Headed by LeBron James, NBA players have spoken out in a big way after Mr. Blake was shot seven times in the back by a Kenosha police officer this past weekend.
The idea of boycotting games was first brought to the forefront by the Milwaukee Bucks, who didn’t come out for their game against the Orlando Magic on Wednesday.
It’s part of a larger campaign around the NBA world to help enact social change at a national level, a campaign that started with teams protesting during the national anthem once the NBA season resumed late last month.