Canadian athletes support NBA players’ decision not to play in protest of police violence, racial injustice

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NHL players learn of NBA postponements minutes after overtime playoff game

This translation has been automatically generated and has not been verified for accuracy.Less than two hours after a boycott of an NBA playoff game by the Milwaukee Bucks, members of the Philadelphia Flyers learned about the historic move during a video conference with reporters in the aftermath of a post-season win in Toronto.

“Listen, I’ve been totally involved in this afternoon’s game. I had no idea. It’s the first I’ve heard of this,” Vigneault, a Quebec City native, said.The Bucks’ move – coming just days after the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, in Wisconsin – resonated around the sports world. The NHL had two playoff games on the schedule on Wednesday night – with the Boston Bruins scheduled to face the Tampa Bay Lightning in Toronto, and the Dallas Stars meeting the Colorado Avalanche in Edmonton.


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Boycott the NBA!

Don’t watch, don’t care

People watch sports for distraction from the bad in the world. Pampered millionaires think its their job to lecture us. If they aren't entertaining us they are irrelevant and not needed.


Great. I think all the teams should refuse to play. Then we’ll offer jobs to other people who are willing to play. We’ll then be able to watch teams who are playing for the love of the game , and not just a bunch of overpaid crybabies who disrespect the fans

Sports? No just C-SPAN on courts. Turn channel anyway

Shame on all of the over paid players

the NBA walked out of games in support of a rapist? what?

This is ridiculous stop trying to think you are important play the game or quit

I support the NBA players. All sports should shut down in a united front to get the attention of the cop unions which continue to support any behaviour by their cowardly membership.

Me too🇨🇦

This is all BS, shame on the players

They should give their paycheques to the cause!!

How courageous for them to 'protest' police violence by not doing their jobs while still getting paid!!!

Men being paid exorbitant salaries to play a boy's game. Is it any wonder they are acting childishly?

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