Washington (CNN)Former President Barack Obama on Wednesday praised the Milwaukee Bucks for “standing up for what they believe in” following the team’s decision to boycott their NBA playoff game in response to the police shooting of Jacob Blake in the team’s home state of Wisconsin.
Cellphone footage of the scene spread rapidly on social media and reignited protests in U.S. cities. Wisconsin Gov. Tony EversTony EversJustice Dept. launches civil rights investigation into Jacob Blake shooting Milwaukee Bucks demand Wisconsin legislature reconvene after boycott The Hill’s Convention Report: Mike and Karen Pence set to headline third night of convention MORE (D) […]
The Milwaukee Bucks have boycotted Game 5 of their playoff series on Wednesday against the Orlando Magic as a way to protest the shooting of Jacob Blake by police Sunday in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The boycott follows two nights of violent protests in Kenosha, including two shooting deaths on Tuesday night.
But after the news that, in response to the shooting of Jacob Blake by police in Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Bucks organized a strike and refused to play game five of the NBA’s first-round playoffs against the Orlando Magic, I revisited the 45 minutes or so of footage that played on NBA TV as the events […]
“Some things are bigger than basketball,” Bucks senior vice president Alex Lasry tweeted Wednesday. “The stand taken today by the players and (the organization) shows that we’re fed up. Enough is enough. Change needs to happen. I’m incredibly proud of our guys and we stand 100% behind our players ready to assist and bring about […]
The Milwaukee Bucks have shut down the team’s practice facility after receiving results of a Friday round of coronavirus testing, sources tell ESPN. The team isn’t expected to reopen facility for workouts prior to the organization’s traveling party leaving for Orlando Thursday.
Blake was shot in the back 7 times during an incident with the police in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He’s paralyzed from the waist down — but his father says he’s still handcuffed to his hospital bed.
The Bucks are coming into the matchup after defeating the Orlando Magic in five games. The Bucks set a trend in the final week of the series by staging a strike in order to draw awareness to police brutality. The team’s actions led to the NBA coming to an agreement with players on engaging in […]
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