NBA players agree to resume playoffs as early as this weekend after Wednesday’s protest of Jacob Blake shooting: reports

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Players have agreed to resume the playoffs for the National Basketball Association as soon as this weekend, according to reports, including one from ESPN, based on a tweet from one of its reporters, Adrian Wojnarowski, on Thursday, citing sources familiar. The reporting comes after three playoff games were postponed on Wednesday after the Milwaukee Bucks’ decision to refuse to participate in a playoff game in protest of the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man in Kenosha, Wis. The so-called boycott has rippled across the sports world. The news on Thursday helped to push shares of sports-betting platform DraftKings Inc. , which rose 2.7% on the news, and while similar firm Penn National Gaming Inc. was trading flat, paring earlier losses.
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