By Christi Harris
Today NBA referees living and working near NBA playoffs central donned “Everybody vs. Racism” t-shirts to support the NBA’s decision to postpone playoff games in light of the Jacob Blake shooting incident in Wisconsin.
The referees union issued a statement that said that the referees were standing up ‘against racism and grieve for the black lives taken too soon.”
The NBA Board of Governors met today and announced they plan to resume the playoffs at some point but declined to commit to a schedule. This comes after LeBron James and the players from the Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers voted to cancel the rest of the season.
Compete Sports Diversity supports the efforts of professional sports leagues and teams joining in the fight against racism.