By Romi Bean

(CBS4) – On Wednesday, the Milwaukee Bucks made a decision that sent shockwaves through the NBA and the world of sports. The Bucks decided to boycott their game 5 with the Magic, and it didn’t take long before all three NBA playoff games scheduled to be played were postponed. That was just the beginning of the fallout of the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Kenosha is about 40 miles from Milwaukee.

The movement quickly spread to Major League Baseball charged by Wisoconsin’s pro ball club, as the Milwaukee Brewers decided to not play their game with the Cincinnati Reds. The Padres-Mariners and Giants-Dodgers games were also postponed.

NBA players met Wednesday night and went back and forth for hours. At one point all coaches were excused and players met on their own debating whether to cancel or continue the season. At the end, all teams but two voted to continue playing. The Lakers and Clippers being the two that voted against continuing. The teams met again Thursday morning and decided to proceed with the season in the bubble.

The Bucks decision has reverberated across the country and affected all Colorado teams in one way or another.

First and foremost, the Denver Nuggets. Today’s game 6 against the Jazz was scheduled for 2pm. It has been postponed along with the other NBA games on today’s schedule.

Paul Millsap #4 of the Denver Nuggets drives the ball against Joe Ingles #2 of the Utah Jazz during the first quarter in Game Five of the Western Conference First Round during the 2020 NBA Playoffs at The Field House at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 25, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

The NHL didn’t cancel any games Wednesday night but observed a moment of silence before all three games. The Avalanche and Stars met for Game 3 with the Avs emerging victorious in a 6-4 win.

After mounting pressure from players, the NHL decided to postpone all of Thursday and Friday’s games. The Avs and Stars were set to face off at 8pm on Friday.

The Rockies also played Wednesday night, with the exception of Matt Kemp. Kemp sat in the dugout during the game even though he didn’t play. The Rockies players did not meet as a group beforehand but after the game said they felt that playing was the more unifying decision.

On Thursday, they reversed course and decided not to play.

“After reflecting and meeting as a group, Rockies players have decided not to play today’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, standing in solidarity with athletes and sports teams against social injustice,” the team tweeted.

“We stand with our brothers at the @Rockies,” the Diamondback tweeted.

The Colorado Rapids game against Dallas on Wednesday was postponed, along with several other MLS Matches. Rapids head coach Robin Fraser is one of only a few Black coaches in the MLS.

The Broncos were off on Wednesday, but started off on Thursday with a team meeting that lasted a couple hours. Several other NFL teams have done the same, including the Packers, Colts, Titans, Jets, and Washington.

Romi Bean

Comments (2)
  1. WS Boyle says:

    The whinny little brats have to learn along with their hero’s BLM that Justice and Change take time. After all there was a story that a confessed killer Of his girlfriend in 2018 was only sentenced this week and he pled guilty, how long would it have taken with and innocent plea?

  2. Paul Frawner says:

    If those spoiled sports figures do not want to play, make sure they do not get paid. The people will not miss anything as a result of the walk out. The fans pay these people and without the fans, they will find work at a McDonalds or some other hamburger joints. Most of them do not have enough brains to survive without sports.

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