After Wednesday’s events in Washington, D.C. produced headlines like “Pro-Trump mob storms U.S. Capitol building” (Washington Post) and “Mob Incited By Trump Storms Capitol” (New York Times), there was a lot of discussion about what response would be seen in the NBA (the only U.S. professional sports league with games Wednesday night). Unlike with protests of the police shooting of Jacob Blake in August, none of Wednesday’s early games were canceled, but there were plenty of pre-game comments from players, coaches, analysts, and NBPA executive director Michele Roberts, a joint pre-game statement from the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat, and a joint pregame locking of arms from the Phoenix Suns and Toronto Raptors. The most notable action may have been what the Milwaukee Bucks and Detroit Pistons did, though, combining to take a knee after tipoff in their game in Milwaukee:
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The game resumed after that. But this on-court knee was definitely a notable moment.
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