NBA stars Chris Paul and Andre Iguodala led the charge in convincing players inside the NBA’s bubble complex to resume this year’s playoff campaign, according to a report from The Athletic.
Three NBA Playoff games were postponed on Wednesday night in an effort to raise awareness for James Blake, who was shot multiple time from behind by police officers in Kenosha, Wisconsin over the weekend. According to reports, Blake was left hospitalized and paralyzed from the waist down.
Players, coaches and staff members met early on Thursday morning to vote on whether or not to resume the 2020 NBA Playoffs. The vote passed, and it sounds like Paul and Iguodala led the way. Paul noted the financial implications that would follow if play was stopped, but he also pointed to the fact that the players would lose their platforms to speak on this cause.