Los Angeles Lakers And Clippers Voted To Boycott Remainder Of The NBA Season

Nathan Francis

The Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers have reportedly voted to boycott the remainder of the NBA season as part of the growing protest following the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Reports late on Wednesday indicated that the teams opted to stop playing as a form of protest, becoming the first in the league to do so. Teams had already voted not to play in the games scheduled on that and the following days.

LeBron James appeared to be a leader of the movement to forgo the entire season, saying he wanted the league's owners to become more involved in the protest and to take action.

As Charania further reported, the entire NBA season now appears to be in doubt given the possible exit of the top two seeds in the Western Conference.

"Sources: Miami's Udonis Haslem spoke and essentially told everyone in room that -- without Lakers and Clippers, how will season continue? LeBron James walked out. Rest of Lakers and Clippers exited behind him."

James has become increasingly vocal in calling for justice after police shootings of Black men and women. Reports indicated that he led both the Lakers and Clippers out of the player's meeting that took place on Wednesday evening after the respective teams made the decision not to continue.