Moments after the game started, the game then stopped.
Members of the Milwaukee Bucks and Detroit Pistons took a knee following the opening tip of Wednesday’s game. This protest coincided with two events that have divided this country.
It happened one day after Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley announced that no charges would be filed against the police officer that shot Jacob Blake, a Black man who was left paralyzed. It happened a few hours after supporters of President Donald Trump rioted at the Capitol to protest his loss to Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the presidential election.
After the Milwaukee Bucks won the jump ball, Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo tossed the ball out-of-bounds before players and staff members from both teams took a knee. With Detroit then having possession, Pistons forward Blake Griffin caught the inbounds pass before taking a knee and tossing the ball out-of-bounds.
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