‘Emotionally Traumatized’ NBA Players Are Seriously Considering Leaving NBA Bubble And Boycotting Games After Jacob Blake Shooting

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The police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin has rattled a number of NBA players who are considering leaving the bubble and going home according to various reports.

According to Yahoo Sports NBA writer Chris Haynes, several players met on Tuesday night to discuss what actions they can take to shed light on police brutality following the Blake shooting.

Via Yahoo Sports

An assembly, organized by players who are emotionally traumatized by the latest police-involved shooting of an African American that was captured on video, was held Tuesday night at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, sources said, and there were multiple conversations about what actions could be taken throughout the day.

There is an ongoing dialogue on what more could be done inside the bubble to raise awareness to racial injustice in an effort to enact change and thwart police brutality toward people of color, sources said.

The hearts of players are heavy, with some feeling intense guilt for playing and that they’re providing entertainment that is drowning out the injustices that are plaguing this country, sources said.


On Wednesday, Raptors head coach Nick Nurse revealed that several of his players have discussed going home before the start of their second-round playoff series against the Celtics to boycott police brutality.

Update: Raptors forward Pascal Siakam shed light on his feelings on the matter.