Sport USA says enough

And with the cancellation of the championship, the authorities were not punished as much as many other families, and not only players, who live off basketball.

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Police brutality has come close to ending what the pandemic could not: the NBA season. The rescue of the competition at Disney World, after being on the verge of closure due to the virus, again walked the wire for long hours after the plant, or boycott, or strike, which the Milwaukee Bucks players led the night before. The team from Wisconsin, the state where Jacob Blake's back shooting occurred, refused to play his playoff game and lit a fuse that spread throughout America's sport. He was then followed by another Milwaukee franchise, the Brewers, in Major League Baseball, where three more games were canceled. Three more from the WNBA, another four from the MLS, the Cincinnatti tennis day ... Only the NHL jumped onto the court, but it has rectified the next day with another stoppage. Sports USA said enough on August 26, just four years after Colin Kaepernick's already universal gesture in the NFL, when he knelt before the American flag and anthem. Evil remains entrenched.

The cataract of suspensions overflowed in the league most identified with the black race. George Floyd's death had already shaken the foundations of the NBA bubble, which has now been on the verge of bursting. Many players called for the cancellation of the tournament, with LeBron James at the helm. But a day later, more calmly, they voted to continue. Good choice. As Rudy Gobert says: "People who have to change things must feel uncomfortable to do so. I don't know if boycotting a party will feel like it." And with the cancellation of the championship, the authorities were not punished as much as many other families, and not only players, who live off basketball. Sport USA has raised its voice. And the cry has been heard. Greater noise led nowhere.



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