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    NBA, WNBA, MLB, MLS postpone games as players protest Jacob Blake shooting

    Sports come to a halt: NBA, WNBA, MLB, MLS postpone games as players protest Jacob Blake shooting

    Ben Golliver
    August 26, 2020

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. — The NBA’s restart inside a restricted bubble at Disney World, which has proceeded smoothly for more than a month without any positive novel coronavirus tests, came to a screeching halt Wednesday when the Milwaukee Bucks refused to take the court for a playoff game against the Orlando Magic to protest the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis. The league announced the cancellation of all three games scheduled for Wednesday as a result, and a meeting of NBA players later Wednesday night cast doubt on whether the postseason would continue at all.

    The unprecedented decision to postpone the games was quickly followed by a similar decision by the WNBA, which postponed three scheduled games across the state in Bradenton, and by teams and players in numerous other professional sports.

    In Milwaukee, the Brewers announced they would not play their Major League Baseball game Wednesday night against the Cincinnati Reds. The Seattle Mariners’ game against the San Diego Padres and the Los Angeles Dodgers’ game against the San Francisco Giants also were postponed.

    The cancellations underscored an emerging new reality in big-time sports in which athletes are increasingly emboldened to express themselves on racial injustice and other social issues and leagues are finding ways to accommodate their views.

    Tensions inside the bubble have mounted over the past two days, with players and coaches outraged by the video of Blake’s shooting, but the Bucks’ decision not to play in Game 5 of their first-round series caught league and team staffers by surprise.

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    What a $#@!ing joke. All this virtue signalling that these sports organizations are doing are going to end up being the death of them. People use sports as a form of escapism to get away from this kind of crap.
    "Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration is minding my own business."

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    I'd like to say I'm going to stop watching professional sports, but ... I kind of already don't, so ...

    The cancellations underscored an emerging new reality in big-time sports in which athletes are increasingly emboldened to express themselves on racial injustice and other social issues and leagues are finding ways to accommodate their views.
    Pretty sure I don't give a damn what a bunch of overpaid jocks think about "racial injustice and other social issues" (or what they think about anything else, for that matter).


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    • "When law and morality are in contradiction to each other, the citizen finds himself in the cruel alternative of either losing his moral sense, or of losing his respect for the law." - The Law (p. 54)
    • "Government is that great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else." - Government (p. 99)
    • "[W]ar is always begun in the interest of the few, and at the expense of the many."
      - Economic Sophisms - Second Series (p. 312)
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    Wish I could leave work as a protest and still get paid.
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    On bringing the troops home
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    They are coming home, all the naysayers said they would never leave Syria and then they said they were going to stay in Iraq forever..... just like Trump said.

    On fighting corruption:
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    Trump had to donate the "right way" and hang out with the "right people" in order to do business in NYC and Hollyweird and in order to investigate and expose them.
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    And nothing is lost.
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    -Stannis Baratheon

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    I think the players need to do a little more research into who they protesting in support of.



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