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Report: Veteran NBA player says remainder of postseason 'in jeopardy'

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Brooklyn Nets Lance Thomas, second from left, gestures as he and teammates kneel in honor of the Black Lives Matter movement prior to an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
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The 2019-20 NBA season has already been paused once due to the novel coronavirus pandemic before resuming in July. Now, a second -- and permanent -- end to the season could take place.

Players in the Orlando bubble are meeting at 8 p.m. Wednesday to discuss the future of the season, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Per one veteran, who Wojnarowski did not name, the remainder of the season is uncertain.

However, there are multiple players who believe the best course of action is to finish the season due to the sacrifices already made to enter the bubble, per Yahoo!'s Chris Haynes. Those players also believe the NBA platform can be used in a positive way to create social change.

All three scheduled games for Wednesday were postponed following the Bucks' decision not to take the court against the Magic as a way to protect social injustice following the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Blake, a 29-year-old Black man, was filmed being shot seven times in his back by police officers as he attempted to enter his car. Officers were attempting to arrest Blake over a domestic violence dispute. Blake has survived the shooting but is paralyzed.

The decision to protest Wednesday's games was widely supported by several members of the NBA community, who took to Twitter to commend the Bucks for taking action and leading the way. 

 

As for the future of the 2019-20 NBA season? Right now, it's currently in wait-and-see mode.

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