Nurse: Some Raptors have pondered leaving bubble following Jacob Blake shooting


The Raptors-Celtics series is now scheduled to begin on Thursday.

All three of Wednesday's National Basketball Association playoff games, including the fixture between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Portland Trail Blazers, have been postponed due to player boycotts over the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin, Variety has confirmed. But Norman Powell expressed similar feelings as VanVleet about the futility of what's been said and done thus far.

"But it's not working, so obviously something has to be done and right now our focus really shouldn't be on basketball", Celtics guard Marcus Smart said.

"If we sit out a game or rest of the playoffs we understand the impact that'll have". At what point do we not have to speak on it anymore?

"It feels like we're stuck". What are you contributing to your community? The shooting took place in front of Blake's children as he was entering his auto after a domestic dispute with the police. Brown said the team hadn't discussed a boycott at that stage. "I think everybody's at the point of sitting up here and saying "Black Lives Matter" and sitting up having discussions and Zoom calls and this, that and the other, putting apparel on". Taking a knee for the anthem, that's not getting the job done.

"It's starting to get washed out", he said.

"The question I would like to ask is: Does America think that Black people are uncivilized, savages, and naturally unjust?"

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VanVleet said not playing could motivate the right people. "But I think ultimately playing or not playing puts pressure on somebody". "For example, this happened in Kenosha, wouldn't it be nice, in a flawless world, if we all said we're not playing, and the owner of the Milwaukee Bucks steps up to the plate and puts pressure on the district attorney's office and state attorneys and governors and politicians there to make real change and get some justice". The officers were placed on administrative leave, which is standard practice in such cases.

According to Haynes, players have been contacting the committee to say that they're in no frame of mind to play.

"If I took a gun and killed somebody, we're going to jail, we're not going back home and continue on with our daily lives while they investigate what's going on".

VanVleet has lived this life. Because we see it so much.

Currently, the Raptors are set to play the Celtics on Thursday.

Player have openly spoken about how the Jacob Blake shooting has affected them and a lot of them are disappointed that despite their efforts of sending a positive message from the NBA Bubble, things still are not getting better. I know that that's an unbelievably talented team, they're a great team and I think the fans have been looking forward to this for long time.