Bucks' Kyle Korver explains team's decision to boycott after shooting of Jacob Blake
On Aug. 26, the Bucks decided not to play their game against the Orlando Magic right before it was supposed to start.
Bucks guard Kyle Korver was asked about that decision during a visit to his alma mater, Creighton University.
"It was an incredible moment," said Korver. "And then to watch the rest of the teams join us, right, across the country, it was really powerful."
"I just sat there in my chair with tears streaming down my face. And I'm looking at my jersey, says "Black Lives Matter," and I'm just like what are we doing?"
Korver says the Bucks players were upset and emotional after they learned about the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha.
He says instead of focusing on the playoff game, his teammates' minds were somewhere else.
Two players, George Hill and Sterling Brown, announced that they were not going to play, and that made Korver have a little talk with himself.
"How do I help as a white man? What do I say as a white man in this space? And you know what you do? You stand with the marginalized."
The Bucks did not play the Magic that day and other NBA teams joined the boycott.
Korver had a lot more to say. You can check out his entire story below.
Last night Kyle Korver explained the decision for the Milwaukee Bucks to stick together during an intense locker room meeting inside the NBA Bubble, and how it helped bring about change. pic.twitter.com/1wPi4brcyN— Creighton Bluejays (@gocreighton) October 27, 2020