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NBA postpones Wednesday’s playoff games as players protest shooting of Jacob Blake


All three NBA playoff games scheduled for Wednesday will be postponed as players protest the August 23 shooting of Jacob Blake, the league announced. The games will be rescheduled.

“The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association today announced that in light of the Milwaukee Bucks’ decision to not take the floor today for Game 5 against the Orlando Magic, today’s three games – Bucks vs. Magic, Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers – have been postponed. Game 5 of each series will be rescheduled,” the league said in a statement.

Blake, a Black man, was shot in the back at least seven times by a white police officer in…


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