From Danny Abriano:
NBA players have decided to continue with the playoffs, SNY’s Ian Begley confirmed, though Thursday’s slate of games will be postponed.
According to Begley, play could resume as soon as Friday.
The news was first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
All playoff games on Wednesday night were postponed after teams refused to take the court while striking in protest of racial injustice, including the recent police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis.
Sources told Begley that after Thursday’s meeting, there remained a significant number of players committed to not playing the rest of the season, while several non-max contract players had concerns about big-picture financial implications of stopping the rest of the season.
According to Begley, union members explained to players that there could be a 30 percent drop in revenue if they didn’t play the rest of the season.
Hopefully they received some nice concessions regarding social justice support from the owners.