The recent shooting by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin has added even more anger to an already heated time in America. There have been protests and riots brought on by the injustices we are seeing taking place with cases like Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. And now we have Jacob Blake. The protests in the streets have now spilled over into the world of sports with more than just wearing shirts and taking knees. The Milwaukee Bucks, whose home state the Blake shooting took place in, have now decided to boycott Game 5 of their first-round series with the Orlando Magic. Point guard George Hill, was one of many Bucks players who expressed outrage over Blake’s shooting these last few days.
According to sources, the The Rockets and Thunder will also boycott their Game 5 as well, per Shams Charania of The Athletic. The Lakers and Trail Blazers are expected to follow suit as well according to Yahoo’s Chris Haynes.
Outspoken superstar LeBron James has made his feelings crystal clear on the matter and stands in solidarity with Hill and others.
As of right now all Game 5s will be rescheduled. Please stay tuned as more details develop.
Tyrus Kennedy is a full time content creator for Black With No Chaser and the MFer in charge of Black With No Chaser Sports. He is currently in an entanglement between writing, video content and podcasting. Needless to say that he gets around.