Poll Finds Majority Support NBA Boycott Over Blake Shooting

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"And they got to refocus on the things they wanted to focus on outside of their jobs". And we chose to do this as a team. "They don't know what they did for us", he said. We are the ones that need to be scared.

The Milwaukee Bucks began the sports protest movement on Wednesday by not taking the court for their game against Orlando in the wake of the shooting of Blake, an African-American, at Kenosha in their home state of Wisconsin. He says he feels he should not tell players what to do with their professional career, but them thinking about asking him for the same means a lot to him.

As a side note, I think some players across the sports landscape are only protesting because other people are doing it and they like the attention. I have conversations with my teammates. That may be a little bit my fault on my part to not take it to them.

"I will be curious on how the relationship and partnership goes forward".

I don't have all the answers, but I'm confused at how skipping games will impact a large community who are being negatively affected by racist cops. And we spoke about it.

"And it was nothing that was premeditated. I just was a human and followed my heart". Silver sent an email to employees on Friday morning, before the staff notified high-ranking National Basketball Association officials of their decision to protest.

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Again I'm just asking questions because not everyone is truly ideal when trying to create positive change. The training has to change in the police force. After that, the rest of the Bucks agreed to do the same - including the NBA's reigning MVP, Giannis Antetokounmpo.

"I just felt disgusted.I felt like things needed to be changed".

With lost revenue from China after TV partners stopped televising games when Houston general manager Daryl Morey tweeted support of democratic protesters in Hong Kong, and no fans in arenas since March because of the coronavirus pandemic, the league was already headed for losses of hundreds of millions of dollars.

Miami, which ousted IN this past Monday, will have at least a week off between games. The Magic, which is owned by family of Trump's Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, issued a statement saying it stood united with players and the league in "condemning bigotry, racial injustice and the unwarranted use of violence by police against people of color". "Just like they protect everybody else".

"I can't walk out on them". Like myself, I grew up in a rough neighbourhood in Indianapolis and I'm one of those guys. "And it was bigger than that".

The Bucks' strike took place four years to the day since Colin Kaepernick knelt during the national anthem before a preseason NFL game to demonstrate against the same issues. We're the ones that are denied to live in certain communities. So I want to take that back and apologize for that. "You want to relax". "We share anger and frustration, most recently as a result of the shooting of Jacob Blake", the statement said.

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