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. The league has since canceled all the Wednesday games and will be rescheduled.
Statement from the New York Knicks. pic.twitter.com/LIvuz8qbVm
— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) August 26, 2020
“We support the league’s decision to postpone the games and strongly reiterate our condemnation of racism and violence,” said the Knicks’ statement.
Several Knicks players also joined the protest on social media.
— elfrid payton (@elfrid) August 26, 2020
— Damyean Dotson 🏁 (@wholeteamDot) August 26, 2020
— 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.