Black Lives Matter: WNBA postpones Wednesday, Thursday games in protest of Jacob Blake shooting

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In 2016, in the wake of the killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile by police, it was WNBA players – particularly those from the Minnesota Lynx, Indiana Fever and New York Liberty that led the way in on-court demonstrations which furthered the conversation towards change.

Now, after another senseless police shooting of an unarmed Black man – Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, WNBA players have walked the walk again.

Three games set for Wednesday were postponed as the league and its players were part of a multi-sport strike which started with the Milwaukee Bucks not playing its Game 5 playoff game at the NBA’s Orlando bubble against the Orlando Magic.

The three WNBA games scheduled for Wednesday were Washington Mystics vs. Atlanta Dream, Los Angeles Sparks vs. Minnesota Lynx and Connecticut Sun vs. Phoenix Mercury.

Thursday’s trifecta of WNBA contests – Chicago Sky vs. Indiana Fever, Dallas Wings vs. New York Liberty (Lib’s annual UNITY game) and Las Vegas Aces vs. Seattle Storm were also postponed.

Eventually the entire slate of NBA games for that day was postponed and there is ongoing talk as to if its entire remainder of the season will be canceled as well.

The protest then eventually spread rapidly to other sports.

Black Lives Matter.

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