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The NBA Boycotts
Sep 2, 2020 at 11:05 PM
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The Quick Facts

  • Athletes within the NBA and the WNBA refused to play on Wednesday, August 26th amid protests of the Jacob Blake shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
  • Three playoff games were postponed after the Milwaukee Bucks initiated the protest and refused to play.
  • After a series of meetings, NBA players agreed to resume playing on Thursday, August 27th.
  • Yesterday, President Trump on Tuesday warned pro football and baseball players not to follow the lead of the NBA in boycotting games, tweeting: “People are tired of watching the highly political NBA. Basketball ratings are WAY down, and they won’t be coming back.”

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The Miami Herald

NBA shows injustice has more urgent importance than sports

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Boston.com

Yes, last week’s NBA protests did some actual good

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The Washington Examiner

The NBA playoff 'boycotts' are an empty gesture, but at least it makes the players feel good

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NBA Boycott Could Kill Professional Sports

Barry Richard
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