National Basketball Association playoffs will resume, though Thursday's games are postponed

The NBA playoffs are back on, though not right away.

While games have been postponed, the National Basketball Association playoffs are expected to resume in the coming days.

ESPN's Tim MacMahon has said that there will be another meeting taking place later Thursday, which will feature two player representatives per team, and that the "focus of this meeting will be formulating action plans to address racial injustice issues as well as ironing out details of restarting playoffs".

Trump told reporters he was unfamiliar with the players who had chosen not to play, but simultaneously took a jab at the NBA's viewership ratings.

"They've become like a political organization and that's not a good thing".

Games are expected to resume on Friday.

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The Milwaukee Bucks, Houston Rockets, Oklahoma City Thunder, Los Angeles Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers chose not to play in Wednesday night's playoff games after Jacob Blake, a Black man, was shot seven times in the back by a police officer in Kenosha, Wis. "I'm incredibly proud of our guys and we stand 100% behind our players ready to assist and bring about real change". The decision came after the Milwaukee Bucks led an unprecedented boycott during the first-round play-offs on Wednesday.

Following the shooting of Jacob Blake, a 29-year old Black man who was shot in the back seven times by a police officer in Kenosha, Wis. while trying to get inside his vehicle on Sunday, athletes across the sports world have vocalized their emotions - and frustrations - with yet another police killing.

They were joined in their decision by the Magic and other teams in the "NBA Bubble" at Walt Disney World in Florida, where the remainder of the season is being played out due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Discussions continue around the next steps for players, as well as what demands they might have for the league office, team owners, sponsors and other powerful entities.

A source of frustration Wednesday night stemmed from the players not being on the same page, and emotion did get the best of some. And in Major League Baseball, games between the Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals and the Texas Rangers and Oakland Athletics have been postponed, according to Yahoo. The Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays were discussing postponing their game, according to the same report.

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