Report: NBA Playoffs Will Resume, Thursday's Games Postponed

August 27, 2020
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The NBA playoffs will continue.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the players have decided to resume with the postseason, although Thursday’s three games have been postponed.

Wojnarowski noted the goal is to restart games as soon as Friday and at least by the weekend.

The NBA season appeared to be in jeopardy on Wednesday night after several teams, led by the Milwaukee Bucks, decided to boycott the games as a form of protest of the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, forcing the league to postpone all games.

Players met on Wednesday to discuss next steps and an informal vote was taken on whether or not to continue playing the season – which is currently in the playoffs.

Among the underlying messages at the players meeting on Wednesday night, though, included the need to be unified in whatever they chose to do.

The Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers both voted against playing while other teams did want to continue to play.

LeBron James reportedly walked out of the meeting after the Lakers vote and voiced that the owners needed to do more.

The players met again on Thursday morning at the same time the NBA’s Board of Governors called for a special meeting which reportedly included the players union.

Per NBA Insider Shams Charania, Thursday’s player meeting focused on the sacrifices they have made to reach this point in the season – forming a bubble on the Disney campus to play during a pandemic --  and players who voted not to play on Wednesday understood.

The protests in the NBA spilled over into other sports Wednesday, with a handful of baseball teams declining to play as well as the WNBA and MLS.

Several NFL teams cancelled practice on Thursday – a move that the Detroit Lions had made on Tuesday.

This is a developing story. Please check back for more details.

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