NBA Says Wednesday’s Games Will Be Rescheduled; Players To Discuss Next Steps

The NBA has announced in a press release that all three Game Fives scheduled to take place on Wednesday have been postponed and will be rescheduled.

Bucks players led a boycott of this afternoon’s game against the Magic, with the Thunder, Rockets, Trail Blazers, and Lakers quickly deciding to follow suit. The protests stem from a desire to raise awareness of social and racial injustices and enact change, and come in response to the recent police shooting of Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man, in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (via Twitter), the NBA, team owners, and front offices didn’t see today’s wave of player boycotts coming — as a few hours ago, they expected all of today’s games to take place.

NBA players have called a meeting for Wednesday night in Orlando to discuss and determine potential next steps, sources tell Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link).

As Chris Mannix of SI.com notes (via Twitter), some teams – including the Raptors – have discussed the possibility of leaving the bubble altogether. Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe (Twitter link) hears that the Raptors and Celtics are leaning toward not playing Game 1 of their second-round series on Thursday.

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26 thoughts on “NBA Says Wednesday’s Games Will Be Rescheduled; Players To Discuss Next Steps

  1. GoLandCrabs

    Hopefully a player has enough sense to say that stopping the sport over a person who did certain things to a 15 year old kid was the wrong move.

  2. imindless

    So blake was wanted for r***** a 15 year old and resisting and got shot. Now players want to boycott for a r*****? Wow.

  3. mcmillankmm

    I understand the issue is so important in the country today, and especially to these players…but man to really screw the league over and leave the bubble, I wouldn’t expect owners to be sympathetic at all when the cap craters next year

  4. Againigan

    Anyone who protests for Jacob Blake is saying the color of his skin is more important than his actions. That’s racist in my opinion.

  5. Sillivan

    For the long run
    Boycott will not solve any problem

    Sadly policy will continue to do …..

  6. locotrouble

    NBA players supporting a person like this. What’s next? Castro for President?

  7. wondering...

    so is he innocent until proven guilty or does that not apply to black people either?

  8. specialfriedrice

    Well NBA players, hopefully many other begin to do the same as me, I’ve cancelled my viewing subs. I can easily watch recaps on Youtube for free.

    Goodluck with your next CBA NBPA

    • x%sure

      Believe it or not, my Hulu ended Tuesday for unrelated reasons. But beatcha to it! lol
      About the last thing I heard was TV announcers talking about a policeman vs black man thing and I muted. Not a good game, at least IMO.
      I plan to see more later though, sorry folks. I think there will be games.

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