ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith ‘proud’ of Bucks-led boycott over Jacob Blake shooting

ESPN host and commentator Stephen A. Smith on Wednesday praised NBA players’ “sacrifice” to make a assertion about Black life, especially the shooting this 7 days of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin.

“Very pleased of the NBA gamers. Cannot say enough,” Smith said in a video posted from his Twitter account. “This is what it’s all about: sacrifice, ’cause which is what they are going to be undertaking.” 

Smith extra that the Bucks decided not to play a playoff sport in opposition to the Magic even while they realized there would be financial effects.

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“You know the (Television) network’s going to get rid of money, so as a final result the league is going to get rid of money. As a final result, the owners are going to get rid of money. As a final result, they’re going to make guaranteed the gamers get rid of money. It [will not] subject.

“That is what the gamers boycotting these video games, which is what they’re stating: It will not subject simply because there are items that are much more critical. Our (Black) people is much more critical than money. That is what they’re stating.”

Milwaukee’s shift resulted in the NBA postponing all three scheduled playoff video games Wednesday: Bucks-Magic, Thunder-Rockets and Lakers-Path Blazers. No makeup dates have been introduced.

NBA gamers achieved Wednesday night to focus on what to do going ahead. There were reports the Lakers and Clippers intended to boycott the remainder of the postseason, but no decisions have been created.