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Orlando Magic v Milwaukee Bucks - Game Five

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UPDATE:

All games are canceled this evening due to boycott made in the wake of the shooting of Jacob Blake, an unarmed Black man who is now paralyzed after he was shot seven times by Kenosha Police on August 23rd.

ORIGINAL STORY:

The Milwaukee Bucks have decided to boycott game 5 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal game against Orlando Magic. The news was first reported by ESPN insider Adrian Wojnarowski. The decision was made in the wake of the death of Jacob Blake, an unarmed Black man who is now paralyzed after he was shot seven times by Kenosha Police on August 23rd.

The Bucks are no stranger to issues with police. In 2018, Milwaukee Police used a taser to arrest Bucks guard Sterling Brown over a parking violation. After a bodycam showed the incident in full, officers involved received what people would perceive as a weak punishment which included a fifteen-day suspension and will have an employee improvement plan implemented.

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The Houston Rockets were scheduled to play the Oklahoma City Thunder Wednesday evening ,  but they too have cancelled. The Los Angeles Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers are scheduled as the nightcap. No word on if those teams will boycott as of yet, however, Lebron James took to Twitter to speak out.

 

We will keep you updated right here on Foxync.com

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