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NBA players decide to resume playoffs, per report

Games could resume as early as tomorrow.

Following a series of meetings yesterday and this morning, NBA players have decided to resume the playoffs according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

There still won't be any games played today, and the specifics of rescheduled games will still need to be determined. Games could resume as soon as tomorrow, and likely no later than this weekend according to Woj.

 

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Peja
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August 27, 2020 9:31 am

A crazy less than 24 hours for the league. Saw on the Athletic that the Lakers and Clippers voted to cancel the season and that Lebron walked out of the meeting. Wonder where the protest goes from here. I feel like the players have to continue to use their platforms and owners need to listen and help with the action piece outside of the bubble. A lot of awareness is being created and I believe it is inspiring others to find ways to get involved.

Wonderchild
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August 27, 2020 12:40 pm
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I may be seeing it wrong here, but I’m not a fan of LeBron walking out like that. I see it as him making it more about himself, and less about the group. I feel like he has the most pressure to stay in the group and understand what everyone wants to do because in the end he’s the loudest voice which carries the most weight.

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August 27, 2020 1:17 pm
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I saw conflicting statements there – that LeBron walked out, then that the Lakers and Clippers as a whole left the meeting. Not sure if that makes a difference, but I wonder if there’s some context there we are missing.

Peja
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August 28, 2020 8:06 am
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Probably some missing context for sure. Hard to know since we were not at the meeting. Sounds like an intense meeting and it is surprising that the only teams to vote to cancel the season were both LA teams.

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August 27, 2020 9:32 am

To be continued…

I understand that they do continue to play and why they do it. Such a difficult dilemma.

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Timmy_13
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August 27, 2020 9:38 am

Good on the Kings to boycott the playoffs as well.

ForKingsandCountry
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August 27, 2020 10:17 am
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The Kings have been the real hero’s for 14 straight years now.

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August 27, 2020 10:09 am

…so will the L****s and Clips play then? If the reporting on The Athletic is accurate, both teams took a position that’ll be pretty hard for them to climb down from.

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August 27, 2020 10:46 am

I think that striking for a single day undercuts the impact of what they are trying to achieve. The fact that they were joined by some MLB teams, and the WNBA (who are really the ones who have been leading the way on things like this), suggests to me that their actions may have continued to snowball into something much larger.

Alas, we are unlikely to find out.

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August 27, 2020 11:14 am
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I really thought we were finally building critical momentum toward a general strike.

Back to panem et circenses, I guess. But I certainly don’t blame the players for backing down.

Wonderchild
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August 27, 2020 12:42 pm
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I feel like it’s safest and most powerful for them to protest together in the bubble than separately in their communities. That may be a contributing factor.

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August 27, 2020 11:20 am

With something like barely 40% of Americans caring about the NBA, it’s hard for me to see how a two day rain out impacts systemic racism in this country, but I’ve been accused of being short-sighted before.

Bitter morning.

Wife was just laid off. Thanks governor for classifying museums the same as dine-in restaurants. SMFH

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August 27, 2020 11:27 am
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it’s strangely easy to forget we are in the midst of an addressable, unaddressed, unprecedented plague that is killing 100,000’s of people and generating deep economic disruptions that will haunt us for a long time after a treatment is delivered.

And it’s easy to forget because there is a more immediate issue where the people who are supposed to protect our population is murdering us without consequence.

what a shitty time to be alive.

RikSmits
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August 27, 2020 11:44 am
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True, but probably a shittier time to die.

TheFifthMookie
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August 27, 2020 1:10 pm
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that is quite accurate.

Marty
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August 27, 2020 4:07 pm
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What is?

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August 27, 2020 3:04 pm
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Good luck to you and your wife Marty.

RikSmits
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August 27, 2020 11:45 am
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Sorry to hear this, Marty. I hope she’ll come out better for it, in the long run.

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August 27, 2020 1:19 pm
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Sorry to hear about the layoff Marty.

As far as whether it will help or not – I think you could question whether anything can help in August of 2020, and they are doing what they can.

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August 27, 2020 11:29 am

That’s probably the correct decision but I agree with the players saying this probably shouldn’t have happened (the bubble). Then again the King’s poor performance in the bubble led to Vlade and Peja leaving so….praise the bubble!?

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August 27, 2020 12:01 pm

Both of their banners hanging at the arena should have the franchise’s win/loss record while they were running things at the bottom.

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August 27, 2020 1:18 pm

Of topic but I can’t get articles on the Sac Bee. There is a headline talking about a possible Luka for Buddy trade????? Does anyone have any info on that?

Otis
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August 27, 2020 1:22 pm
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Yeah, I see the headline as well, but don’t have access behind the paywall.

There’s zero chance IMO that Luka could be moved, and if it WAS possible, the Kings wouldn’t remotely have the assets to get it done.

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August 27, 2020 1:25 pm
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I don’t have much hope that it could happen, just curious what arguments or information the article has.

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August 27, 2020 1:32 pm
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Looks to me like those are separate topics in their mailbag:

  1. Luka Doncic
  2. Buddy Hield trade talk
  3. Luke Walton…
BestHyperboleEver
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August 27, 2020 1:32 pm
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This exactly.

Otis
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August 27, 2020 1:36 pm

Headline clickbait!

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August 27, 2020 1:37 pm
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You are probably correct! For fun I googled “Luka trade rumors” and the first thing that popped up was something along the lines of “Cuban stated that he will not trade Luka for anyone….wants to see Luka and Porzingis playing with each other for the next 20 years.”

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August 27, 2020 2:10 pm
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I mean, what would that trade even look like? We’re talking about a 20-year-old MVP candidate making Jabari Parker money and under team control for at least 3 more years. All told there isn’t a more valuable player in the league right now.

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August 27, 2020 1:27 pm
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Our new FO would need a functioning quantum tunnel to make that happen.

BestHyperboleEver
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August 27, 2020 1:35 pm
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There are questions about whether Vlade has acknowledged that passing on Doncic was a mistake and what Bagley would have to do to justify that pick.

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August 27, 2020 2:05 pm

Vlade still thinks that Bagley will be better in the long run. Idiot.

BestHyperboleEver
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August 27, 2020 2:11 pm
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Well, that’s what he said. And we have to take him at his word. But I wouldn’t be surprised at all if that wasn’t what he actually believed at this point.

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August 27, 2020 1:34 pm

Leaving out the disagreeable politic angle for me, the league has no room to afford this

The league’s decreased ratings have been noted in conjunction with the tremendous Covid hit the franchises will take in the current period. Ever since Jordan retired, the sport has become more urban in fan orientation, and this might further alienate some

But monetarily, league can’t afford any of it and the higher ups won’t allow for even more cancellations of games, let alone season

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August 27, 2020 1:44 pm
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More “urban,” huh?

Otis
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August 27, 2020 1:46 pm
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Which might “further” alienate some (some who?).

He’s tap dancing all around the racism.

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August 27, 2020 1:47 pm
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Is (s)he?

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Otis
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August 27, 2020 1:49 pm

Well, he/she ain’t Fred Astaire or Ginger Rogers, I will stipulate.

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August 27, 2020 2:03 pm
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The league, this team, shouldn’t be looking to alienate anyone

they should be attempting to build as many bridges as an economic entity (staying out of politics)

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August 27, 2020 2:20 pm
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Suggesting they should avoid taking any kind of stand on racial inequality, and discourage their workers from the same, despite the fact that it directly impacts the vast majority of the workforce so they can protect their profits is hardly “staying out of politics.”

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August 27, 2020 2:46 pm
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What if they believe in the cause enough that they’re willing to accept any negative consequences? It’s very possible that they’ve made a conscious decision that they don’t want profit off of fans that don’t share their beliefs on social issues.

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August 27, 2020 9:31 pm
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Reminds me of people 4 years ago “If you voted for Trump, don’t even talk to me”.

If they want to address the facts and talk about personal responsibility from everyone, then they’d have the whole country in agreement. But that’s not what’s happening. Disingenuous narratives like “Innocent unarmed man shot in the back by police” are having people roll their eyes at this whole thing. If the NBA players want to talk facts then I think the country would be all ears. But it’s not about facts anymore. It’s about a narrative and that narrative isn’t always truthful.

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August 28, 2020 3:34 am
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Reminds me of people 4 years ago €œIf you voted for Trump, don’t even talk to me€.

Analogies are hard. „¢

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August 28, 2020 9:34 am
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The only reason you would be reminded of that straw man of a sentence is if you’re projecting something.

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August 28, 2020 9:53 am
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Personal responsibility from everyone?

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August 28, 2020 9:21 am
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No. The league should continue protesting. I would hope there would be a protest for you if you were shot in your back 7 times in front of your 3 children or had your neck and back kneeled on for 8 mins…until you died. COME ON MAN. This is not that difficult. This is headed for war. A war doesn’t end well for anyone or any side.

I am trusting that you have to be smarter than this. Where is your logic? Politics are only an aspect of a HUGE problem that obviously you are ignoring.

Be better.

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August 28, 2020 12:11 pm
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If it happened to me, I don’t think anyone besides my family/friends would care.

i think the media is sensationalizing extremely rare incidents involving African-Americans in particular

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August 28, 2020 4:13 pm
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Congratulations on being brave enough to share your racist opinion out loud.

Minja25
August 29, 2020 6:33 pm
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If someone posted statistics that showed that black people kill black people at a rate that’s about 8x higher than any other race killing black people, would that be racist too?

Minja25
August 29, 2020 6:31 pm
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Again, that is a disingenuous account of the situation. The guy had the cops called on him, they had a warrant for his arrest, he resisted arrest, they got him down and tried to taze him, it did not work and he got up and walked to the driver’s side of the car and reached inside. At that point what is the cop supposed to do? Roll the dice and see what’s behind driver’s door #1? If he has a gun, the cop is probably dead. If he has a knife, he’s getting shot regardless. His kids being near by has absolutely nothing to do with this. You don’t get immunity from the law just because you have kids around.

What do you think the cops should have waited to see what surprise was in store for them when a felon evaded their arrest and went and reached into his car for something? This isn’t a movie where you can just shoot a gun or a knife out of someones hand. The whole reason why they say “Keep your hands where we can see them” is so you can’t pull a gun out on them. If they tell you that and you reach into your pocket to grab a breath mint and they shoot you, then don’t go crying to people about how you were an innocent unarmed man and got shot.

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August 27, 2020 1:46 pm
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You, uh, didn’t leave out the “politic angle” at all. In fact, one could easily argue you introduced multiple political angles that haven’t been broadly discussed yet in relation to this moment.

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August 27, 2020 2:38 pm

I’d argue that this generation’s “staying out of politics” is what got this country into this mess, giving politicians free reign to follow their own interests.

I was both proud and saddened to hear that Chris Paul got his whole team registered to vote. Proud for the accomplishment, and saddened they just now did it.

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August 27, 2020 3:30 pm
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August 27, 2020 4:53 pm
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The higher-ups won’t allow it?

Do you not understand that if a few hundred men decide to take a walk, the league essentially dissolves? The players are aware that it is their labor alone that generates every penny the league accrues, and I’m hoping that they’ll strike and force the owners to take strong political stands in order to effect change. If an owner can’t get himself to support, you know, equality, then I’m sure I’d have a good time watching him try to sign free agents, or even rookies.

For the record, every god damned one of us has the same power that NBA players do. Put your bodies on the gears, and force the machine to stop. There is no revenue without labor. I wish more people understood that.

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August 27, 2020 3:03 pm

I’m not surprised they aren’t walking away. There’s actual support for a 2 day layoff from ownership, not a cancellation.

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August 27, 2020 6:11 pm

What are the odds of getting a KH dark mode?

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