Obama Heaps Praises on NBA for Protests, Boycotts

Obama Heaps Praises on NBA for Protests, Boycotts


Well it didn’t take long for Barack Obama to give his two cents on the NBA boycotts!

NBA players refused to play scheduled games because of the shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin.

Even though we don’t know the full details of what happened with Blake, Obama is all for the boycotts.

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Here’s his tweet in support of the players:

Yahoo News has more on the matter:

The Milwaukee Bucks led a walkout at Walt Disney World on Wednesday in response to the Jacob Blake shooting on Sunday, and former President Barack Obama is right behind them.

Obama tweeted out his support for the Bucks and the rest of the league on Wednesday night, one of countless to do so after a monumental day in NBA history.

Obama tweeted out a video of Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers while praising the Bucks, the NBA and the WNBA on Wednesday.

The video was Rivers’ emotional interview about the shooting and being Black in America from earlier this week.

Rivers was one of countless in the NBA to speak out after the shooting and in the days that followed. LeBron James has spoken about it several times, and took to Twitter once again on Wednesday after the Bucks walked out.

And of course, Obama's old buddy Joe Biden chimed in too!


More on that from Fox News:

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama expressed support for Milwaukee Bucks players who boycotted their NBA playoff game on Wednesday night following the police-involved shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin.

“This moment demands moral leadership,” Biden said in a retweet of the video statement from Bucks players. “And these players answered by standing up, speaking out, and using their platform for good. Now is not the time for silence.”

The Bucks decided not to take the court for their playoff game with the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night. In response to the boycott, the NBA postponed all three games slated to take place Wednesday night and said they would be rescheduled.

NBA players spoke out after Blake, a Black man, was shot multiple times during an encounter with police in Kenosha, Wis. The shooting was caught on video and prompted several days of protests.

“I commend the players on the @Bucks for standing up for what they believe in, coaches like @DocRivers, and the @NBA and @WNBA for setting an example,” Obama wrote on Twitter. “It’s going to take all our institutions to stand up for our values.”

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Not a word from either of them on the destruction going on in Wisconsin.

Not a word about the businesses burned to the ground.

Or the innocent people assaulted by BLM "protesters."

Here's what's trending on Twitter over the NBC boycotts:

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