NBA players have decided to resume the playoffs, a source tells ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Thursday’s three playoff games are postponed, the league announced.
Demanding societal change and ending racial injustice has been a major part of the NBA’s restart at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. The phrase “Black Lives Matter” is painted on the arena courts, players are wearing messages urging change on their jerseys, and coaches are donning pins demanding racial justice.
Many players wrestled for weeks about whether it was even right to play, fearing that a return to games would take attention off the deaths of, among others, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd in recent months.
Asked for his thoughts on NBA players going on strike following yet another police shooting of a black man, Trump says, “I don’t know much about the NBA protest. I know their ratings have been very bad.” pic.twitter.com/p0OYa1dFrO
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NBA players have decided to continue the playoffs, but today's games will be postponed, per @wojespn pic.twitter.com/lv59rbisiv
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