Regardless to what happens and when the games get back underway, this week's NBA boycott sparked a movement for professional athletes with the WNBA, MLB, and even Naomi Osaka taking part in the sports boycott to stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and justice for Jacob Blake.
The NBA is down with us. In solidarity with the family of Jacob Blake, the Black shot in the back multiple times by Wisconsin police, the NBA has postponed its playoffs games.
Rivers, like many Black Americans, has to battle the ugliness of racial injustice despite all his achievements on and off the court and addressed the matter in a powerful postgame moment.
Doc Rivers learned an expensive lesson in bigging up a player from an opposing team, even though in retrospect the comments seemed harmless. During an NBA Finals preview show, the Los Angeles Clippers coach gave heaping amounts of praise to Kawhi Leonard and was hit with a $50,000 fine for the kind words.