NBA ‘season is in jeopardy,’ claims veteran player
One veteran NBA player believes the 2019-20 season could be suspended again, per Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated.
The Jacob Blake shooting in Wisconsin has some NBA players wondering if it’s really important for them to be playing right now when African Americans are still getting killed by police despite the George Floyd and Breonna Taylor tragedies.
Players will meet at 8 pm tonight to discuss how to proceed, sources told @SInow. Said one veteran player, "The season is in jeopardy."
— Chris Mannix (@SIChrisMannix) August 26, 2020
Wednesday was a historic day in the NBA after all three games scheduled got postponed due to players not wanting to play.
Now, it will be interesting to see what happens next. Players probably don’t want to stay in the bubble, especially if games aren’t going to be played.
However, NBA players continue to be mindful of what is going on in America, and they understand they need to take a stand since the league is mostly made up of African Americans.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has had to deal with a lot since taking over for the late David Stern. This is yet another challenge he has to face head-on, but history tells us Silver will likely make the right decision.
Players will reportedly have a meeting later on Wednesday to discuss the “next steps” as they balance their desire to play and the fact that they need to make a stand and send a statement against racism, social injustices and police brutality happening in the US.