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The Sports World Is on Pause As the NBA, WNBA, and MLB Protest Police Brutality

Discussing the way the sports world hit pause and how far player activism has come


The Milwaukee Bucks chose not to play Game 5 of their first-round playoff series against the Orlando Magic in protest of police brutality in the wake of the shooting of Jacob Blake, and the Rockets-Thunder and Lakers-Blazers matchups were also postponed. Meanwhile, the Milwaukee Brewers and the Cincinnati Reds chose not to play, as well as the Seattle Mariners, San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers, and San Francisco Giants. We discuss the way the sports world hit pause, how far player activism has come since the Clippers’ protest of Donald Sterling, and the way athletes have become leading voices in American politics.

Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco
Guest: Bill Simmons

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