Protesters briefly impeded a bus ferrying media around the NBA bubble in Orlando, Florida tonight, according to Tim Reynolds of the AP. They chanted, “Black Lives Matter” and held signs asking Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James to “stand with” them.
Within two minutes of his initial tweet describing the situation, Reynolds reported that the protesters had let the bus through, so the delay was negligible.
BREAKING: Protesters have blocked a NBA media bus on the Disney property, asking for help from LeBron James. Protesters are chanting Black Lives Matter.— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) September 13, 2020
They’ve now let the bus come through. pic.twitter.com/3pnMvls0qK— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) September 13, 2020
Reynolds has not yet reported how the protesters came into the vicinity of the media bus, nor are there any reports of players being in the same area as, or even in view of, the demonstration.
We’ll update this post if any significant news happens around the incident. Due to the precarious nature of life in the Pacific Northwest right now, including accusations and rumors about protesting causing confusion, we’re going to stick to official media sources for this story, closing comments on this post and leaving it hear on a “for your information” basis.