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NBA Players Decide to Boycott Upcoming Playoff Games After Jacob Blake Shooting
The Milwaukee Bucks decided to boycott their playoff game in protest.
After days of protests in Wisconsin after the shooting of Jacob Blake, the NBA's remaining playoff teams--starting with Wisconsin's basketball team, the Milwaukee Bucks--decided to boycott their upcoming playoff games.
\u201cGame balls are being put away, as the Bucks decide to boycott game 5 against the Magic.\u201d— Malika Andrews (@Malika Andrews) 1598473127
"We're tired of the killings and injustice," said Bucks guard George Hill. On Monday, Hill expressed remorse over coming to the NBA bubble in the wake of nationwide protests. When asked what players could do to assist in social justice efforts, Hill replied "We can't do anything [from Orlando], first of all, we shouldn't have even came to this damn place, to be honest. I think coming here just took all the focal points off what the issues are."
Kenosha is just 40 miles south of Wisconsin. The Bucks released an official statement on Monday morning.
On Tuesday, Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers expressed his frustration with the state of the country. "All you hear is Donald Trump and all of them talking about fear," Rivers said. "We're the ones getting killed. We're the ones getting shot. We're the ones that we're denied to live in certain communities. We've been hung. We've been shot. And all you do is keep hearing about fear."