NBA players meeting in the Orlando bubble at 8:00 p.m. ET

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With no NBA games happening tonight due to the shooting of Jacob Blake, NBA players have to determine their next move.

Via ESPN.com, the players will be meeting tonight in the Orlando bubble at 8:00 p.m. ET.

It’s clear why the players are meeting. It’s unclear what they will decide to do.

The NBA has announced that Wednesday’s trio of playoff games has been postponed, and that the games will be rescheduled. At this point, it’s impossible to conclude that the players will agree to reschedule the games. They could decide to abandon the bubble and return to their communities in an effort to effect the kind of change that they are demanding through their current actions.

Whatever they decide will sure echo into other American sports. NFL players are watching the developments in real time, just like the rest of us. With the season starting in only 15 days, and given that the Lions already shut down practice for a day over the shooting of Jacob Blake, it would be foolish to assume that NFL players will not consider very seriously the possibility of pressing pause on their preparations for Week One.

24 responses to “NBA players meeting in the Orlando bubble at 8:00 p.m. ET

  1. Do what you need to do, but don’t assume we need sports so much that we’ll let it take us hostage, and we’ll be there when you want to return to make your millions.

  2. It is fair to say that this issue will require more effort than a bunch of professional athletes putting phrases on jerseys. Charles Barkley is right: less talk more action. Start donating some significant portions of salaries…don’t just hold out of games – donate game checks to causes. I don’t think anything significant will come out of their meeting.

  3. Let them all quit the NBA won’t be missed, in fact at some point people will move on to other activities and pro sports will be doomed.

  4. Hardly anyone is watching the NBA anyways. See the ratings.

    And if you think those ratings are relatively bad, just wait until the NFL season starts.

  5. Do us all a favor and just cancel the Season. Come to think of it cancel the next 5 Seasons.

  6. Their agents are probably calling the meeting to explain what bailing on the season would mean to their guaranteed contracts

  7. Honestly surprised the police haven’t issued any preliminary statement as to how this happened. Did Jacob have a knife? Did he say he was going to his car to get a gun? I get they want to complete their investigation before responding but people are getting killed based on a video…

  8. This stuff has been happening for years. The difference is everyone now has a camera.

  9. So helpful to hear the comments of people from their privileged position pass judgment when they are not victims. Don’t tell us how and when to protest.

  10. the players are trying to put pressure on the owners because they think rich powerful owners can make change…i don’t think they can…

  11. I don’t get it there were no sports during the pandemic and it still happened and they protested. Do they think that not having sports is going to stop this?

  12. I honestly support the players decisions to play or not play..due to covid…in protest..or any other reason they see fit. I also support ownerships right to do what’s in the franchises best interest. I’ve watched NFL for alot of years and I’ve missed some big games and big moments along the way. The world still goes on. It’s just fun watching your team and trash talking your friends.

  13. ghjjf says:
    August 26, 2020 at 7:38 pm

    What does Mark Cuban have to say about this?

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    Mark Cuban: “I fully support our players. Change is never easy. I’m proud of our guys for taking the lead and using their platform to try and effect change. I am with them every step of the way”

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