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Report: LA Lakers and Clippers boycott remainder of 2020 NBA season in wake of boiling racial tensions brought on by police-involved shooting of Jacob Blake

The Milwaukee Bucks bench sits empty at game time of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round...
The Milwaukee Bucks bench sits empty at game time of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)(Kevin C. Cox | AP)
Updated: Aug. 26, 2020 at 4:36 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers have reportedly voted to boycott the remainder of the 2020 NBA season, following the Milwaukee Bucks boycott of Game 5 against the Orlando Magic.

The boycotts are in response to the Jacob Blake police-involved shooting that occurred in Kenosha, Wis.

Orlando Magic players were ready for tip-off, but they left the court after the Bucks didn’t come out of the locker room.

Related story: Reds-Brews, M’s-Padres games off in wake of Kenosha shooting

LeBron James took to Twitter late Wednesday afternoon, and vented his frustrations about racial justice in the U.S..

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