The Milwaukee Bucks sent shockwaves through the sports world on Wednesday as the team decided to boycott its Game 5 matchup with the Orlando Magic. The decision -- made by the players -- was done in order to bring more light to the problems of racial injustice and police brutality in the wake of the shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man from Wisconsin.
Following the decision by the Bucks, numerous names across the NBA chimed in on Twitter to voice their opinions on the issue and show support for what the Milwaukee players did.
From LeBron James to Donovan Mitchell, the common theme from players revolved around frustration toward the issues society continues to face to pride for how their fellow competitors handled the situation.
WE DEMAND CHANGE! WE DEMAND JUSTICE!— Grant Williams (@Grant2Will) August 26, 2020
In addition to players, Milwaukee Bucks Senior Vice President Alex Lasry weighed in as well, stating that he was proud of what the team did and believed that this moment was bigger than any basketball game.
Some things are bigger than basketball. The stand taken today by the players and org shows that we're fed up. Enough is enough. Change needs to happen. I'm incredibly proud of our guys and we stand 100% behind our players ready to assist and bring about real change— Alex Lasry (@AlexanderLasry) August 26, 2020
The Boston Celtics tweeted out '#JusticeForJacobBlake" with information on how their audience can demand action to be taken on the issue.
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NBA players react to Milwaukee Bucks' boycott of Game 5 vs. Magic originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington