Orlando’s bull already had a place in the history books. It was the symbol of the restart of American sport, of the life that took back its space with blows of the shoulders in full spread of Covid. From tonight that place legitimizes it with one of the strongest and most determined protests that the world of sport can remember. The Bucks stop. And with them all the Nba. They do so to protest the wounding of Jacob Blake, 29 / year old shot in the back by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Walking distance from where the Bucks train. And in the same area where he had been killed in recent months George Floyd. Milwaukee this time he says no, he yells it. The team of star Giannis Antetokounmpo decides to boycatter game 5 of the first round of the playoffs against the Orlando Magic. The Bucks must take the field at 22 Italian but they do not, on the contrary they remain closed in the locker rooms not even allowing the NBA commissioners to enter. Those of Orlando, on the contrary, are on the parquet to warm up, but when they are informed of the protest they leave the field in turn four minutes from the two-ball. According to The Athletic the Magic did not like the protest of the Bucks (but then comes the tweet of the DeVos family, owners of the Magic, in very clear tones: «We unite to the NBA, the players association, the Milwaukee Bucks and the rest of the league condemning intolerance, racial injustice and the unjustified use of force by the police against people of color»). And in any case, the Magic refuse to win at the table that would be rightfully theirs. It is the signal that the protest is no longer just from the Bucks but from the whole NBA. And in fact a close return of mail also comes the refusal of Houston e OKC, which should begin shortly after, followed by that of Lakers e Portland, in turn expected from race 5. The NBA announces that the three matches have been postponed to a later date but are not canceled. The players will gather in the American evening to take stock of what to do: the feeling is that this time the protest, really, may not end here.
Meanwhile, on social networks the anger of the players explodes and the leader is the Chosen One, LeBron James, who attacks very hard: “Fuck all this !!!! We ask for a change. We are tired of all this”.
FUCK THIS MAN!!!! WE DEMAND CHANGE. SICK OF IT
– LeBron James (@KingJames) August 26, 2020
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