by Monica Showalter
Deciding to go Colin Kaepernick one better, the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks players decided to cancel their playoff game to protest the Kenosha, Wisconsin police shooting of Jacob Blake, a career criminal with a warrant out for 3rd-degree sexual assault, who was resisting arrest. That act triggered racial grievance riots, along with lootings, destruction, and a likely permanent decline for Kenosha, as usually happens in riot-torn cities.
But the NBA didn’t want to leave it alone and let justice take its course.
Someone in the locker room of the Bucks suggested a game strike, and then the rest of them, lemming-like, jumped onboard. The act was followed with at least five teams calling off their games, too, and two teams — the Clippers and Lakers of Los Angeles pulling out of the season entirely. Meanwhile, Kenny Smith, a longtime TNT sports commentator walked off, and LeBron James, who plays for some other team, jumped in, too, effectively calling the walkout a political protest to Get Trump, declaring: “Change starts in November.”