Milwaukee Bucks appear to boycott Game 5 of Orlando Magic

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ORLANDO – The Milwaukee Bucks appear to have boycotted Game 5 of their playoff series against the Orlando Magic due to the police shootout of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, according to social media.TMJ4’s Lance Allan reported that neither team was on the ground as the countdown to the game reached zero.

ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski said on Twitter that the team has decided to boycott the game. ESPN reports that the team has had “a discussion” about the boycott of the game ahead of the events of this post. -midday.

In comments posted less than half an hour before the game started, the Bucks shared a video on social media of coach Mike Budenholzer discussing his team’s thoughts about the police shooting.

“It’s a big challenge to have an appreciation and a desire to want change. Wanting something different and better in Kenosha, Milwaukee and Wisconsin and then going out and playing a game, ”Budenholzer said.

Earlier in the week, Bucks guard George Hill expressed frustration at social injustice following Blake’s shooting.

Hill said the NBA’s decision to resume its season in a bubble at Walt Disney World has kept players from working to resolve the country’s issues of racial violence and police brutality.

Hill said players “shouldn’t even have stepped into” the Disney bubble while expressing outrage at the actions of the Kenosha officers.

Check back often for updates on this developing story.

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