NBA players have gone on strike in support for Black lives after the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Blake was shot seven times in the back by a police officer and suffered paralysis as a result of his injuries.
The strike began after the Milwaukee Bucks refused to play in their NBA Playoff game against the Orlando Magic on August 26, 2020.
Video: Milwaukee Bucks announce their decision to strike in support of Black lives.
White House aide and Donald Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner attacked the strike. “I think the NBA players are very fortunate that they have the financial position where they’re able to take a night off from work without having to have the consequences to themselves financially. So, they have that luxury, which is great,” said Kushner.
NBA referees marched in defense of striking players. “Referees living and working inside the NBA bubble near Orlando donned black T-shirts with the words ‘Everybody Vs. Racism,’ outside their Disney hotels,” NBC reported.