Media, Sports Worlds Watch NBA Drama and Try to Plot Next Steps


Author: Brian Steinberg
Publication: Variety

The media and sports worlds remained on tenterhooks Thursday after the NBA, WNBA and MLB suspended a handful of important games last night in the wake of players protesting the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

The remarkable decisions halted a critical NBA playoffs game between the Milwaukee Bucks and Orlando Magic as well as two other games, and there has been speculation emanating that players may well decide to scrap the rest of an already bumpy NBA season made onerous by the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. By Thursday afternoon, the NBA appeared poised to move forward with post-game play, but in the wake of the decision by the Bucks and Magic. “We are hopeful to resume games either Friday or Saturday,” the league said in a statement, But the effects of the stoppage were already clear: the WNBA also postponed three games last night. MLB also postponed three games after the Milwaukee Brewers announced they would not take the field against the Cincinnati Reds in protest.

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