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Many NBA players and coaches have spoken with heavy hearts since Blake’s shooting, and earlier Wednesday the Toronto Raptors discussed the possibility of not making Game 1 of their second-round game against the Boston Celtics.
Coaches like Doc Rivers have made moving statements in response to Blake’s shooting, poignantly stating: “We continue to love this country and this country does not love us back.” Raptors guard Fred VanVleet told media on Tuesday that in order to effect change, players should “put in something to lose, rather than just money or visibility.” Sitting down to games certainly shows that players are fed up with not changing a thing about police brutality against black people in this country.
The players called for a meeting Wednesday night to determine next steps, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
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