Following three days of league-wide strikes, the NBA says play will resume on Saturday.
In a joint statement issued by the Players Association and commissioner Adam Silver, both sides say “we had a candid, impassioned and productive conversation yesterday between NBA players, coaches and team governors regarding next steps to further our collective efforts and actions in support of racial justice and social equality.”
Joint NBA and NBPA statement: pic.twitter.com/EFp6fG9oZs
— NBA (@NBA) August 28, 2020
The league later announced this weekend’s game times as the Toronto Raptors will open their series against the Boston Celtics on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.
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The Milwaukee Bucks, who became the first NBA team to strike, will return to the court on Saturday.
The Raptors have taken action, and been incredibly vocal in demanding change for racial injustice following yet another police shooting of a Black man in America.
The strikes by players in the WNBA and NBA sparked action across multiple leagues, with the Toronto Blue Jays sitting out last night and every NHL playoff hockey game postponed by the players on Thursday.