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Wed Aug 26, 2020, 03:20 PM

The Raptors and Celtics have left the building (boycott for justice):

Raptors, Celtics players jointly discussing boycott, other measures following Jacob Blake shooting

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- With Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals between the Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors just over 24 hours away from its scheduled tip, the possibility of boycotting the game remains on the table for both teams in the wake of the police shooting of Jacob Blake.

Blake, a Black man, was shot at least seven times, apparently in the back, by police on Sunday in Kenosha, Wisconsin, as he attempted to enter the driver's side door of his vehicle with three of his children inside. Video of the shooting was distributed on social media.

"The players are deeply disappointed that the same thing happens again in a relatively short timeframe," Raptors coach Nick Nurse said Wednesday, referring to the killing of George Floyd by police three months ago. "They want to be part of the solution. They want to help. They want justice. They want this particular problem to be handled in a much better way. That's the first thing.

"Boycotting the game has come up for them as a way to try to demand a little more action. That's really what they want. I think there's enough attention and not quite enough action, and that's what I can sense from the discussions, is their disappointment. Like, 'Man, how can we get something to change, like now?' We need something to change, not just attention on the problem. We need a plan of action."

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/29746660/raptors-celtics-players-jointly-discussing-boycott-other-measures-following-jacob-blake-shooting




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Reply The Raptors and Celtics have left the building (boycott for justice): (Original post)
demmiblue Aug 2020 OP
jalan48 Aug 2020 #1
demmiblue Aug 2020 #2
demmiblue Aug 2020 #3
crickets Aug 2020 #4
Saboburns Aug 2020 #5
crickets Aug 2020 #6

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 03:24 PM

1. It seems the Milwaukee Bucks would be leading the way. Edit...

Just saw they won't take the court in their game.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 03:58 PM

2. Los Angeles Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers are leaning toward boycotting Game 5 tonight...

Los Angeles Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers are leaning toward boycotting Game 5 tonight, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.


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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 04:07 PM

3. All NBA games have been postponed today, the league says.

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 05:00 PM

4. Good for the teams who pushed this; good for the NBA taking a stand. nt

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Response to crickets (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 05:19 PM

5. Not done by the NBA

Done by the NBA players.

Difference.

Kudos players!

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Response to Saboburns (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 05:25 PM

6. Absolutely. 👍

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