National Basketball Association (NBA) players agreed on Thursday not to boycott the rest of the season after forcing the postponement of a slate of play-off games in a protest against racial injustice and police brutality.
US President Donald Trump on Thursday said the NBA has become “like a political organisation” after its boycott in solidarity with those protesting against the police shooting of a Black man in the Wisconsin town of Kenosha. The Sunday shooting triggered days of violent unrest in the city and has riled US professional sports.
NBA Executive Vice President Mike Bass said the league is “hopeful” to resume games either on Friday or Saturday, but was postponing a second day of play-off games on Thursday.
After the Milwaukee Bucks refused to take the court for game five of their play-off series against the Orlando Magic on Wednesday, the NBA postponed all three games on the day’s schedule and on Thursday postponed three more games that had been set for later in the day. (Aljazeera)