sources tell Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports. “data-reactid =” 16 “> The Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers both voted to end the NBA playoffs in a match between players left in the bubble, sources tell Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.
The bout took place after Wednesday’s matches were postponed amid players’ protest against police shooting of 29-year-old black Jacob Blake. Haynes reports that the Lakers and Clippers players left the meeting after casting their votes.
Sports’ Vincent Goodwill reports that LeBron James initially planned to vote with the consensus, but he got angry and rushed out of the meeting. He also reports that there was frustration that the Milwaukee Bucks decided to start the strike on Wednesday on their own. “Data-reactid =” 23 “> Yahoo Sports‘ Vincent Goodwill reports that LeBron James originally planned to vote with consent, but he got angry and rushed out of the meeting. He also reports that there was frustration that the Milwaukee Bucks decided to start the strike on Wednesday on their own.
voted to keep playing. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Wednesday’s player is voting they weren’t final and that discussions will continue until Thursday. “data-reactid =” 24 “> Athletic’s Shams Charania reports that every team besides the Lakers and Clippers voted to keep playing. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Wednesday’s player is voting they weren’t final and that discussions will continue until Thursday.
So what now?
The fate of playoff matches on Thursday and beyond remains unclear. Without resolution on Wednesday night, the games seem unlikely to be played on Thursday.
Three games are scheduled for Thursday: Nuggets-Jazz, Celtics-Raptors and Clippers-Mavericks. The Bucks requested a three-game postponement Wednesday when they refused to speak for their Game 5 match against the Orlando Magic.
Thunder-Rockets and Lakers-Trail Blazers matches scheduled for later Wednesday have subsequently been postponed.
Because the players are gone
The Bucks released a statement from the team at a press conference following Wednesday’s decision to quit. Sterling Brown and George Hill read the statement calling for the accountability of Wisconsin lawmakers and law enforcement after Kenosha police shot Blake multiple times in the back, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down, according to his father.
“We demand justice for Jacob Blake and demand that officers be held accountable,” Hill said while reading the statement. For this to happen, it is imperative that the Wisconsin state legislature reunites after months of inactivity and take meaningful steps to address the issues of police accountability, brutality and criminal justice reform. We encourage all citizens to educate themselves, take peaceful and responsible action and remember to vote on November 3rd. “
“Despite the huge demand for change, there have been no actions, so our focus cannot be focused on basketball,” Brown added.
The Bucks players refused to answer questions as to whether they intended to continue playing.
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