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NBA playoffs set to resume on Friday, as players-only meeting concludes in the Orlando bubble

NBA resumption scheduled for Friday as players agree to call off the boycott
NBA resumption scheduled for Friday as players agree to call off the boycott
Vivek Parimi
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Modified 27 Aug 2020, 22:24 IST
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The NBA players had a meeting this morning in which they decided to resume the season. This comes as great news for basketball fans all over the world who have been eagerly awaiting this piece of news ever since yesterday, when NBA games were boycotted by players in the aftermath of the police shooting of Jacob Blake.


NBA season set to resume after players' meeting this morning

ESPN correspondent Adrian Wojnarowski has reported that the players have agreed upon the resumption of the NBA season. The league will not schedule any games today and we expect basketball action to begin by Friday.

Games had been boycotted by players yesterday as a protest against the brutal police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Last night, the players met to discuss how to proceed and whether the season should be cancelled. Every team apart from the LA Lakers and LA Clippers voted to continue the NBA season.

This morning, however, the players met once again and came to a consensus that the season should be resumed. Players whose teams make it to the second round will soon be joined by their family members and there will be a greater sense of normalcy for the remainder of the season.


Also Read: 'President Trump is willing to work with them' - Jared Kushner plans to reach out to LeBron James following NBA boycott

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Players looking for more ways to make social justice statements

Courts in the NBA bubble have
Courts in the NBA bubble have 'Black Lives Matter' painted on them

One of the conditions for the NBA resumption is that the players want new ways to make statements on social justice issues that matter to them. The purpose of the boycott was to bring national attention to the shooting of Jacob Blake.

While this particular goal has been achieved, players are now looking to find better ways to make use of their platform going forward. The teams plan on having a meeting with the owners later today to come up with solid plans to act on social justice issues.

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With basketball action expected to be back on Friday, we look forward to seeing our favorite superstars take the court in NBA playoff action.


Also Read: 'Why stop doing the very thing that offers you the biggest platform' - Draymond Green against canceling the NBA season


Published 27 Aug 2020, 22:24 IST
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