When will NBA Games resume? Report confirms NBA Return date after boycott by players

Raahib Singh
|Published 28/08/2020

NBA Playoffs to resume after the games were boycotted post the shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin state.

The past day and a half were filled with uncertainty about the bubble and the 19-20 playoffs. The players had decided to boycott all games on Wednesday, led by Milwaukee Bucks, to protest the horrendous shooting of Jacob Blake.

After an initial meeting, we had news that Lakers and Clippers would sit out the rest of the playoffs. Later we also got an update about how a lot of the Lakers players were till late at night, discussing the same.

Also Read: “What led LeBron to change his mind about boycotting the season?”

A second meeting of the players took place at 11 AM on Thursday, post which the players decided to resume the playoffs, provided the owners and the NBA worked towards enforcing social reform.

Wednesday Games to happen on Saturday, Thursday games on Sunday

Sources from within the bubble later reported about the games possibly resuming from Friday or the weekend.

Later we got an update confirming the restart happening on Saturday.

It has been heartening to see the players make a statement by boycotting the games and now pushing their franchises to use their political clout in order to promote social justice.

Moreover, now that they have the attention of powerful people in the NBA fraternity, they are getting back to playing and using their platform to spread awareness about the ‘Black Lives matter’ movement.

Meeting between NBA Owners and NBPA members fruitful

There was a meeting scheduled between the NBA team owners and the NBPA members at 4  PM on Thursday.

The meeting being a success had major props to Micheal Jordan, who was empathised with the players and gave them confidence about how he as an owner could initiate change.

He reached out to NBPA President Chris Paul and understood what the players were trying to achieve from the meeting and conveyed the same to the owners.

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Raahib Singh

Raahib Singh

Raahib Singh is an NBA Editor at The SportsRush. A Computer Science Engineer by qualification, Raahib's passion for sports drew him toward TSR. He started playing basketball when he was 14, and fell in love with the sport ever since. His interest in the NBA developed at the same time as when Stephen Curry put the entire league on notice. Raahib was spellbound by Steph and the Warriors and has been a fan since. From starting off as a Warriors fan, Raahib has evolved into someone who can never miss a good game of basketball. He converts his love for the game and the knowledge he has gained into the articles he writes. In his spare time, he enjoys cricket, going for walks, and murder mysteries.

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