The arenas where the Milwaukee Brewers and Bucks play will no longer be used as early voting sites, as the city preempts a lawsuit from the state GOP.
Why are they being such brats?
On Wednesday, Bucks players refused to play in protest of the police shooting of Jacob Blake.
Black athletes are not automatons whose only purpose is to entertain and offer an “escape” from the realities of racism in America.
The league and the National Basketball Players Association pledged to take steps to promote voting access and said playoff games would resume on Saturday.
Even the players themselves might call it a boycott, but the bottom line is they halted the playoffs by refusing to work. That's why it's powerful.
The White House adviser also said he would be reaching out to NBA star LeBron James.
"As a Black man, as a former player, I think it's best for me to support the players and just not be here tonight."
The franchise-wide protest comes in response to the recent police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, which has resulted in days of unrest in Wisconsin.
Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales oversaw several ethical violations among his staff before he ordered his officers to fire tear gas at protesters.