The New York Knicks joined the league in solidarity to condemn racism in the wake of the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
The Knicks released a statement shortly after the Milwaukee Bucks boycotted Game 5 of their NBA playoff series against the Orlando Magic. Â The league has since canceled all the Wednesday games and will be rescheduled.
Statement from the New York Knicks. pic.twitter.com/LIvuz8qbVm
â€” NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) August 26, 2020
â€œWe support the leagueâ€™s decision to postpone the games and strongly reiterate our condemnation of racism and violence,â€ said the Knicksâ€™ statement.
Several Knicks players also joined the protest on social media.
â€” elfrid payton (@elfrid) August 26, 2020
â€” Damyean Dotson ðŸ (@wholeteamDot) August 26, 2020
â€” Julius Randle (@J30_RANDLE) August 26, 2020
The NBA players remaining in the Orlando Bubble will meet tonight in a crucial meeting that will determine the fate of the rest of the season.