The Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers have voted to boycott the rest of the NBA season after an emergency meeting was called in Orlando following the Milwaukee Bucks’ refusal to take the court for a play-off game.
The Bucks led a historic shutdown that has now spread across multiple US sports, in protest of the shooting of Jacob Blake by police officers in Wisconsin. Their actions forced the NBA to call a meeting over the fate of the season. LeBron James walked out of the meeting followed by the entirety of the Lakers and Clippers teams, the only two teams to vote against continuing the season.
James wants owners to take more action and be more involved in creating social change. He has already voiced his displeasure with the steps the league has taken on the front. He chose to wear his own name on the back of his jersey rather than a social justice message because he was not satisfied with the options that the league approved.
Source: CBS Sports