The Milwaukee Bucks have decided to boycott Game 5, source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 26, 2020
Earlier, Wojnarowski reported that league officials were outside the locker room.
Top NBA executives are outside of the Milwaukee locker room, but haven't gone inside, per source.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 26, 2020
After the Bucks did not take the court for warmups, the Magic returned to the locker room, leaving an empty arena.
With two minutes on the clock, here is the scene inside AdventHealth Arena: pic.twitter.com/9NngCMeuD7— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) August 26, 2020
Eerie quiet in back hallways of The Arena at time of scheduled tip between Bucks & Magic. Team & league staffers waiting for word from Bucks, with media members told to wait away from locker rooms. pic.twitter.com/2gIUKm6ZmT— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) August 26, 2020
FUCK THIS MAN!!!! WE DEMAND CHANGE. SICK OF IT— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 26, 2020
According to Shams Charania of the Athletic, the Bucks are using their platform to contact the Wisconsin attorney general.
Bucks players are in locker room attempting to reach the attorney general of Wisconsin, Josh Kaul, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Magic players are leaving the arena soon -- not accepting the Bucks‘ forfeit.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 26, 2020