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Among the key players in the league heading into today’s meeting, there’s optimism about a majority of players wanting to continue the playoffs.

Several key members of the Los Angeles Lakers along with others around the league, talked through issues in the “bubble” until early hours of the morning after their 8 PM meeting concluded, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

Conversations are ongoing today among NBA owners, league executives, coaches and players about how the league can in fact restart the playoffs.

The players and Board of Governors have separate meetings currently underway.

Players want assurance that the Board of Governors will support them in helping push politicians to change policies involving police brutality and other social justice issues.

While in the locker room after boycotting their game, the Milwaukee Bucks were able to talk on a conference call with Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul and Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes.

“They just wanted to know what they could do,” Barnes said via ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne. “They wanted something tangible that they could do in the short and long term. They wanted the walk out to be Step 1.”

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers has reportedly called a special session of the State Legislature and urged lawmakers to vote on a legislative package that includes police reform.