Over the past few days, athletes from many sports leagues have taken a stand in the fight for racial equality at the American Games not only in the NBA but also in MLB, NHL, WNBA and MLS have all been postponed in response. to the Jacob Blake shooting that happened Sunday in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
NBA season will resume
On Thursday there was a lot of speculation about the fate of the NBA season. Players and coaches met until late in the morning to discuss issues following the postponement of three games on Wednesday night.
Thursday morning, after meeting with league officials, owners and coaches, the players made the decision to go ahead and play the rest of the NBA season.
ESPN’s senior NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski said after much discussion on Saturday the games would resume.
While the NBA was one of the first leagues to boycott the competition this week in hopes of inspiring change when it comes to racial injustice, a number of other sports have also followed the move. league not to play.
Players and coaches express their support
Many athletes and coaches have spoken out over the past few days regarding the topic of equality across the country. Three games were postponed in the MLB on Wednesday, and on Thursday, seven more games were also postponed.
The Miami Marlins-New York Mets game was one of Thursday’s games that was postponed. And Mets outfielder Michael Conforto explained what went into the team’s decision not to take the field.
In addition, Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez also explained his team’s choice to boycott their Thursday night competition as well.
Martinez said the change had to happen. And he was behind his players’ decision to support their comrades and not to play.
The call to action has spread not only in the MLB, but also in the NFL. Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury said he and members of the Cardinals franchise wanted to make sure the players knew they had their support and would help them anyway.
What has happened in the world of sport in recent days can arguably be called historic. Leagues from across the country have come together in hopes that this movement will cause some kind of change in the near future.
Certainly, the message has been heard. But will the change happen? Only time will tell.
*** Its used in this story courtesy of ESPN.
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