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Report: NBA players expected to meet in Orlando for ‘next steps’ in protests

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NBA players will reportedly meet on Wednesday night to determine the next steps following the postponement of all Wednesday’s games, per Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium.

The Milwaukee Bucks decided not to play their Game 5 against the Orlando Magic in the wake of the Jacob Blake shooting in Wisconsin.

The Houston Rockets, Oklahoma City Thunder, Los Angeles Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers followed the Bucks’ lead.

Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics players initially brought up the boycott talks on Tuesday.

It will be interesting to see where the NBA goes from here. Adam Silver and Co. put a lot of time and effort into setting up the bubble at Walt Disney World, but if the players don’t feel comfortable playing a sport while African Americans continue to get killed unarmed, they should be commended for taking a stand.

Every NBA player is invited to join the meeting at the bubble to discuss what the league should do moving forward, per ESPN. When the hiatus started back in March, all the talk was about how important it is for the NBA to crown a 2020 champion.

If the season gets suspended yet again, that goal could seriously be in jeopardy, so this meeting will be critical for the future of the 2019-20 campaign.