After yesterdays boycott of NBA playoff games, there was buzz growing that the remainder of the postseason could be canceled.
In fact, LeBron James was reportedly among the players who wanted to boycott the rest of the playoffs. But it looks like the show will go on, according to Woj and Shams.
The NBA's players have decided to resume the playoffs, source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 27, 2020
Sources: NBA players in meeting today agreed to continue playing this postseason — but want to find new and improved ways to make social justice statements. Players expect games to resume this weekend.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 27, 2020
In addition, Thursday’s three playoff games will be postponed to a later date.
On Wednesday, the Milwaukee Bucks took the first step in what became a series of protests by not to taking the court for Game 5 of their first-round series against the Orlando Magic. After that, the Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder and Portland Trail Blazers vs. Los Angeles Lakers games were also postponed.
The boycotts were to protest racial injustice in America, specifically a Black man named Jacob Blake being shot seven times in the back by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Sunday,
NBA players gathered Wednesday night to discuss how to proceed with the rest of the playoffs, or if they should even continue. It sounds like the majority of players agreed that the season should go on.