A number of Bucks players appeared to get a bit caught up in the moment, and they elected to boycott Wednesday’s game against the Magic, which sent a ripple effect through the sports world as a whole.
But maybe that wasn’t a wise move after all, even though it looked great on paper at first glance.
The NBA’s players voted to resume the season on Thursday, ending the boycott, and rumors pointed toward the Bucks having acted on their own, without consulting the rest of the league. It’s likely that they realized boycotting the games and leaving the bubble would remove the platform they currently have to have their voices heard, so they’ll continue to play.
And while Warriors big man Draymond Green isn’t in the bubble, he sure appears to side with playing games, taking issue with the “sports can wait” argument.
“But why can sports wait? Because it’s a sport? It to is a business, like the many other businesses in the world. Why is it that sports can wait but other businesses should not? If that is the case why shouldn’t the CEO of YouTube boycott Alphabet? Or the President of Apple boycott the company? But you say basketball can wait… Is it because sports(the platform) has afforded the athletes involved such huge platforms? Or maybe the athletes involved past and present actually afforded sports those platforms, that the many athletes currently have today(that’s neither here nor there),” Green wrote.
Well said, and we’re willing to bet other players share that opinion as well, even though they won’t say it publicly like Green did.