The Milwaukee Bucks never took the floor before the start of Game 5 against the Orlando Magic on Wednesday, reportedly because the team has decided to not play the game.
After the decision on that game, shortly thereafter reports circulated that the Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder would also be protesting Game 5 of their series, which was scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET.
Then came official word from the NBA on Wednesday afternoon that all three games scheduled for Aug. 26 — Bucks vs. Magic, Rockets vs. Thunder and the Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers — were postponed. Each of those Game 5s will be rescheduled, per the NBA.
Players across the league have been adamant that more needs to be done to effect social change after the recent police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Here’s the latest news in this developing situation as well as reaction from some folks around the NBA: