Wednesday’s slate of NBA Playoff games was postponed after players from the Blazers, Lakers, Magic, Bucks, Rockets, and Thunder engaged in a boycott in response to the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Players will gather in Orlando on Wednesday to discuss the future of the season. One NBA veteran told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that the season is “in jeopardy”:
Emotions are raw, players were already worn out of bubble environment prior to the Jacob Blake shooting and sources say discussions within teams are ongoing about postponing tomorrow's three games too -- and beyond. "The season is in jeopardy," one vet player here tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 26, 2020
Tonight's meeting with players will go a long way toward determining how the players will move forward with rest of season, sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 26, 2020
According to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes, a “sizable amount” of players believe in finishing out the season:
One star NBA player: “We’re already here. Let’s finish what we started.” https://t.co/RKtIU06FQ6— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) August 26, 2020
We will update this story as more information becomes available.