They were the only two teams to do so, with every other team voting in favor of continuing to play, according to the report.By CBSLA Staff

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Following the NBA players’ historic boycott of playoff games Wednesday night in response to the Wisconsin police shooting of Jacob Blake, both the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers players allegedly called for an end to the season.

NBATV reporter Rebecca Haarlow performs a live interview on an empty court during the would be Game Five of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2020 NBA Playoffs at AdventHealth Arena at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Orlando Magic on Aug. 26, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Getty Images)

In a meeting involving players and coaches Wednesday night at Walt Disney World in Orlando, the Lakers and Clippers players voted in favor of boycotting the remainder of the season, sources told the Athletic’s Shams Charania.

They were the only two teams to do so, with every other team voting in favor of continuing to play. James exited the emotional meeting, with the rest of the Lakers and Clippers players trailing behind him, Charania reports.

All this comes after the Milwaukee Bucks Wednesday afternoon chose to boycott Game 5 of their series against the Orlando Magic just minutes before tip-off.

The teams involved in the two other games slated for Wednesday — the Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston Rockets, Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers – followed suit and boycotted as well.

The NBA then announced that the games were being postponed. It’s unclear if the games scheduled for Thursday will go forward. The NBA owners and the players were set to meet separately Thursday morning, per ESPN.

The Bucks’ move also sparked a wave of similar cancellations across Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer. The L.A. Dodgers tilt with the San Francisco Giants was canceled, as was LAFC’s match with Real Salt Lake and the L.A. Galaxy’s match with Seattle.

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James, who has been active and vocal on issues of social and racial justice, took to Twitter, writing, “F— THIS MAN!!!! WE DEMAND CHANGE. SICK OF IT.”

Following the Lakers Game 4 win over the Blazers Monday, James spoke at length about Blake’s shooting.

“Quite frankly, it’s just f—– up in our community,” James said Monday. “I know people get tired of me saying it, but we are scared as Black people in America. Black men, Black women, Black kids, we are terrified.”

Comments (4)
  1. John Sherwood says:

    I am in hopes that all of the teams decide to end their seasons right now.I am so tired of hearing millionaire dummies think that they can control the world.I remember not long ago that they would not stand for OUR National Anthem but they WOULDN’T dare protest against the Chinese because they KNOW that the Chinese are the ones making the sports gear with slave labor.Protest the U.S.where they make millions and not have guts enough to call out against ALL SLAVE LABOR.I am done with all of them.They bite the hand that feeds them and demand that people listen to them.NO WAY!!!!!

  2. Good. I was hoping this would happen. Note to the players: Do you really think this ploy will work? You are stabbing your wallets on this one, most of us don’t care about your agenda. You are going about it the wrong way. With the money you make, you can pool millions into the inner city to make a difference. But no, you choose to ‘walk’. Cowards.

  3. trito says:

    good idea don’t ever play again in usa go to china and knell on there atom

  4. reflex1g says:

    As long as they forfeit their pay for not meeting their contract

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