THE Milwaukee Bucks have BOYCOTTED their NBA playoff game against the Orlando Magic in protest at the police shooting of Jacob Blake.
Blake was shot seven times from behind by officers in Kenosha, Wisconsin – just a 45 minute drive from Milwaukee – on Sunday.
Blake is paralyzed and unlikely to walk again.
Bucks guard George Hill told The Undefeated: "We're tired of the killings and the injustice.
The game was due to tip off at 4.10pm local time, but as the start time neared, the Milwaukee players did not leave their locker room.
The Bucks were supposed to appear ten minutes earlier and when they didn't officials headed to the locker room before news of the boycott broke.
Magic players had appeared on the court, but withdrew about four minutes before the scheduled start time.
The Bucks lead the best-of-seven series 3-1.
Earlier, it was revealed that players of the Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics, who meet on Thursday, were also considering a boycott.
Source: Read Full Article