This week we witnessed a monumental moment in sports. On Wednesday night, the Milwaukee Bucks decided to not participate in their scheduled playoff game against the Orlando Magic. What happened next had effects on the San Antonio Spurs and the rest of the sporting world.
Shortly after the Bucks and Magic elected not to play in their game, the rest of the scheduled NBA games for that night were canceled. Then, as the ripple effects of the Bucks original move spread, we saw the WNBA postpone all games, MLB games were canceled, and today NHL games were canceled while several NFL teams elected not to hold practices. All of these acts of protest were in response to yet another act of violence against the Black community.
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