NBA players have reportedly decided to restart the playoffs after they were suspended in the wake of the shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin.
The NBA and WNBA led mass postponements in American sport on Wednesday. All NBA playoff games were all postponed after player boycotts, before Major League Soccer and Major League baseball games were also cancelled en masse.
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The Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers reportedly voted to boycott the rest of the NBA season, but, following a meeting, players have decided to resume the playoffs, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
The three playoff games scheduled for Thursday will be postponed but the league could resume on Friday.
Blake was shot seven times in the back as he opened the door of his car in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The shooting has sparked a wave of protests in recent days, some of which have turned violent.
Lakers' LeBron James led the calls to boycott, some hours after he tweeted: "F*** THIS MAN!!!! WE DEMAND CHANGE. SICK OF IT"
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