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NBA players agree to resume playoffs following protests

NBA players agree to resume playoffs following protests

The NBA playoffs are set to continue after players agreed to return to the court after protests against the shooting of Jacob Blake.

The NBA and other sports in the United States were suspended last week following protests by players against racial injustice.

Blake, an African-American, was shot seven times in the back by a police officer in Kenosha as he opened the door of his car.

The victim is currently in critical condition and the incident has once again sparked conversations about racial injustice and police brutality against black people.

After three days of player-led protests, the playoffs are set to resume on Saturday after an agreement was reached with the players.

The agreement also demands that the NBA arenas are turned to voting places for the November elections.

This was contained in a joint statement released by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts.

“These commitments follow months of close collaboration around designing a safe and healthy environment to restart the NBA season, providing a platform to promote social justice, as well as creating an NBA Foundation focused on economic empowerment in the Black community,” the statement said.

“We look forward to the resumption of the playoffs and continuing to work together – in Orlando and in all NBA team markets – to push for meaningful and sustainable change.”

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