NBA issues social justice statement; playoffs set to return originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
The 2020 NBA Playoffs will return on Saturday, as the league and union agreed to terms on a plan to move forward.
The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association issued a joint statement Friday morning.
The uncertainty surrounding the continuation of the season in the Orlando bubble began in earnest Wednesday, when the Milwaukee Bucks refused to play in protest to the police shooting of Jacob Blake -- a 29-year-old Black man -- in Kenosha, Wisconsin last Sunday.
Shortly thereafter, the league announced that the Houston Rockets-Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Lakers-Portland Trail Blazers games were postponed.
Three matchups Thursday got postponed as well, and there will be no games Friday.
By working together and confronting the challenges head-on, all sides involved advanced the fight for social justice and racial equality in meaningful ways this week.
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Over the last couple months, the Warriors as an organization have announced initiatives that devote resources -- in the present and future -- toward enacting real change.
And it wouldn't be a surprise if we learn about additional measures in the weeks and months ahead.