The Thunder, Rockets, Lakers and Trail Blazers are all following the Milwaukee Bucks’ lead and are boycotting their playoff games on Wednesday night. All of these games will be postponed, and no teams will be forced to forfeit these boycotted games.
Wojnarowski confirmed that all games are being postponed via Twitter on Wednesday.
All games are postponed, and Game 5 of each series will be rescheduled, NBA says.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 26, 2020
The boycotts are due to the killing of Jacob Blake by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, along with countless other killings of black individuals. Black Lives Matter has been the main theme of the NBA restart, so the boycotts are anything but unprecedented in 2020.
There is no news as of now as to when these games will be re-scheduled. It is extremely unlikely Thursday’s games will be played, as the rest of the NBA teams slated to play tomorrow are expected to follow suit in the boycott precedent set by Milwaukee.
Stay tuned to TGH for news regarding the NBA, and when the playoffs will resume.
Featured Image courtesy of Tim Bontemps via Twitter
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