NBA Postpones Thurs. Night Games - Says Play Will Resume This Weekend
The NBA announced the postponement of three Thursday night playoff games.
Three Game 5s of the first round playoffs were postponed yesterday after the Milwaukee Bucks decided to not take the floor.
According to NBA Executive Vice President Mike Bass, the league and the players are still finalizing the details this afternoon, however, league officials say that the players are expected to return to the floor this weekend.
The Bucks decision comes in response to the police shooting of Jacob Blake, an unarmed 29 year old black man who was shot in the back 7 times as he entered his SUV. Blake is currently stable but paralyzed from the waist down.
"We're tired of the killings and the injustice." - Bucks guard George Hill.
What was Said:
Said Bucks guard George Hill to ESPN, "We're tired of the killings and the injustice."
The Bucks released a statement in support of the decision saying "We fully support our players and the decision they made...The only way to bring change is to shine a light on the racial injustices that are happening in front of us. Our players have done that and we will continue to stand alongside them and demand accountability and change."