NBA Players Decide to Resume Playoffs at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex; Restart Possible for Friday
Following yesterday’s boycott, NBA players have elected to continue the playoffs at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
The walkout began yesterday afternoon after the Milwaukee Bucks decided to stay in their locker room at the start of their game against the Orlando Magic to protest the shooting of Jacob Blake by police officers in Kenosha, Wisconsin. All other scheduled games were subsequently postponed, while players met both last night and this morning to determine their next steps. This morning, NBA referees expressed their support of the boycott by leading a march at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.
Currently, today’s scheduled games between the Denver Nuggets and Utah Jazz, the Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors, and the Los Angeles Clippers and Dallas Mavericks have been postponed, though The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania is reporting that the league is currently planning to resume games on Friday.
Currently, a meeting between team owners and athletes is set to discuss how to best address issues of social justice going forward. Since the season restarted last month, the league has emphasized its support of the Black Lives Matter movement and tried to shed light on matters of police brutality and racism.
Keep reading WDWNT for more on this developing story.