The NBA responded with strength and determination to Jacob Blake’s shooting. On Wednesday the Milwaukee Bucks, whose home base is very close to Kenosha, Wisconsin, where the shootings (and protests, and then the shooting of protesters) took place, decided to strike in unison, forcing the NBA to cancel game 5 of their playoffs. series with Orlando Magic. Other teams quickly followed suit and all Wednesday’s games were postponed.
NBA teams were quick to release statements in support of the move. The Knicks have been criticized in the past for being slow to send their public demonstrations of support for social justice causes as the case of George Floyd’s murder. This time, however, they managed to publish something relatively quickly.