NBA players ‘demand justice’ after Bucks boycott Game 5 vs. Magic

The Milwaukee Bucks and Orlando Magic were not on the floor for tip-off of their playoff game in a boycott to bring attention to the Jacob Blake shooting.

The Milwaukee Bucks led a number of teams in boycotting play Wednesday when they opted to sit out Game 5 of their best-of-seven series against the Orlando Magic in response to the Jacob Blake shooting.

Prior to the Bucks-Magic game, which was meant to begin at 4 p.m. ET, there had already been talk from members of the Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics that boycotting play could become an option.

Raptors guard Fred VanVleet told reporters on Tuesday that he “was pretty excited and then we all had to watch Jacob Blake get shot yesterday. That changes the tone of things… It’s just starting to feel like everything we’re doing is just going through the motions, nothing’s changing.”

Here are some of the reactions to the boycott across social media from other NBA players, personalities, and athletes.

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