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Black lives matter.

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It feels incredibly tone deaf to aggregate a bunch of links and make wisecracks about daily NBA news today. Wednesday evening, NBA players made their anger, pain, and frustration known when they decided they would not be taking the court to continue the 2020 NBA Playoffs. LeBron James, arguably the greatest player of all time, issued a tweet that crystallized how they feel:

Cavs head coach J.B. Bickerstaff and Cleveland players also chimed in, even while away from the bubble:

Like Bickerstaff said, these athletes are more than just your source of entertainment. They’re human beings just like you and I. They’re hurting. And this year alone they’ve all seen the police killings of George Floyd, a Black man in Minnesota, Breonna Taylor, a Black woman in Kentucky, and on Sunday, the police in Kenosha, WI, shot Jacob Blake, 29, in the back several times as he tried to get into his vehicle.

So, yeah. Today we won’t be sharing the latest NBA news and happenings. Sports should be the last thing on everyone’s mind. Instead, we’ll be sharing links that are far more important for the future of this country.

Important Links

Register to Vote

Fight for Breonna Taylor

Color of Change

The Movement for Black Lives

Donate to a local bail fund

Donate to the George Floyd Memorial Fund

Donate to Justice for Jacob Blake

#8CanWait

Black Journalists Therapy Relief Fund