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Pro sports athletes boycott games over Jacob Blake shooting

Yahoo Finance's Brian Sozzi, Alexis Christoforous, and Dan Roberts discuss how athletes across the U.S. are boycotting their pro sports games in protest of the Jacob Blake shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Video Transcript

BRIAN SOZZI: All right. Now the world of sports will not tolerate racial injustices, and they're making that very loud and clear. Following several nights of unrest after the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, a number of sports teams are standing in solidarity with each other and boycotting their games. Yahoo Finance Editor at large, Dan Roberts, is here with the details. Dan, this is really starting to ripple across. It's not just the NBA, it's not just the Milwaukee Bucks, really across the sports world.

DAN ROBERTS: The whole sports world, Sozzi, it really feels like 1968 again. A lot of people sharing that famous photo from the Olympics with the fists raised. Last night we had three NBA playoffs games that were all postponed. The league said that it is going to have to reschedule those. Tonight we have another three playoff games scheduled, and it's unclear whether those will happen.

I should mention, last night two Major League Baseball games were also called off due to these athlete protests, as well as a number of WNBA games. The WNBA, of course, longtime leader in standing up for social justice, that league is. And so I think we're seeing every single league come out in support of this.

In fact, I just tweeted about this. But even the PGA Tour released a statement saying it supports these athlete protests. And I think when you see pro golf getting in on it, you really see a sea change, or at least they're saying so. Their words are different than they ever were before. We'll see if the actions match that.

But look, is the NBA season going to continue? Reportedly, from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, there is a player meeting for all the players in the bubble today at 11:00 AM, so that's in just a few minutes, to discuss whether they'll even continue playing the season. And I'm optimistic they will play. Reportedly, a majority of players want to continue. But they want more from the team owners. They want team owners to stand up for social justice. So this is quite a moment, a stunning moment that as you said, it's happening across all the major sports right now.