The NBA has reached an agreement with the players union to resume playoff games this weekend and part of the deal was turning basketball arenas into voting locations this November!
There was a three-day pause in games this week while players protested the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisc.
“We had a candid, impassioned and productive conversation yesterday between NBA players, coaches and team governors regarding next steps to further our collective efforts and actions in support of social justice and racial equality,” National Basketball Players Association Executive Director Michele Roberts and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement. “Among others, the attendees included player and team representatives of all 13 teams in Orlando. All parties agreed to resume NBA playoff games on Saturday, Aug. 29 with the understanding that the league together with the players will work to enact the following commitments.”
Among the commitments are to create a social justice coalition with the NBA and its players, to promote civic engagement via advertising spots in each playoff game, and finally to turn arenas into voting locations this November.
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