NBA Postpones Wed. Night Games After Bucks Decision to not Play
The NBA postponed three Game 5s of the first round playoffs on Wednesday after the Milwaukee Bucks decided to not take the floor. The NBA said the three Game 5s (Bucks-Magic, Rockets-Thunder and Lakers-Trailblazers) would be rescheduled.
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.
The Celtics and Raptors are also discussing boycotting tomorrow's Game 1 of the second round series between the two teams.
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."