All games on Wednesday were postponed after the Milwaukee Bucks’ decision not to take the floor for Game 5 of their playoff series against the Orlando Magic in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
As a way to show solidarity for the players during the boycott, former NBA player Kenny Smith showed he was with the players, and supported their choice by walking out of the TNT studios instead of doing the show.
“This is tough. I mean right now my head is ready to explode,” Smith said. “Like just in the thoughts of what’s going on. I don’t even know if I am even appropriate enough to say it, what the players are feeling and how they are feeling. I haven’t talked to any of the players. Coming in and even driving here, getting into the studio, hearing calls and people talking …
“And for me, I think the biggest thing now as a Black man, as a former player, I think it’s best for me to support the players and just not be here tonight.”
As Smith left the set, he said he will “figure out what happens” later.
No one knows what’s going to happen “later” which is why this whole situation is so troubling.