2020 NBA playoffs have been postponed after players boycott for Jacob Blake protest with BLM. Will the season be cancelled?
Breaking NBA news! The NBA players boycott playoffs to protest Jacob Blake shooting. What are your thoughts? Let me know your NBA cancelled reaction in the comments!
Why is the NBA canceled today? Well, the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association today announced that in light of the Milwaukee Bucks’ decision to not take the floor today for Game 5 against the Orlando Magic, today’s three games – Milwaukee Bucks vs Orlando Magic, Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers – have been postponed. Game 5 of each series will be rescheduled.
Jacob Blake, a black man who was shot seven times in the back by Kenosha police on Sunday, is recovering in a Wisconsin hospital and is conscious, his family has said.
Jacob Blake is paralyzed from the waist down and his lawyers said it will take “a miracle” for him to walk again.
NBA players have been protesting since the season resumed in an Orlando bubble, in solidarity with worldwide action taken following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May.
The basketball players have worn Black Lives Matters shirts during warm-ups, knelt during the national anthem played before games, and worn social justice messages on the back of their jerseys during matches since the NBA Restart started.