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NBA employees based in New York went on strike to stand in solidarity with the NBA and WNBA players, per ESPN’s Malika Andrews.

Employees sent a letter to Commissioner Adam Silver and Mark Tatum saying, in part: “We believe the NBA, its leadership, and the Board of Governors unequivocally have the leverage to do more to directly address and combat police brutality and systemic racism in this country”, per Andrews.

The players decided to go on strike on Wednesday demanding social change after police shot Jacob Blake 7 times in Kenosha, Winsconsin.

The owners and the NBA organization took a stand with the players, who decided to continue play on Thursday after conducting a meeting with the NBA governors.