Bucks and Magic players kneel during national anthem in first game since NBA protest

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Τhe Milwaukee Bucks and the Orlando Magic kneeled during the national anthem in Game 5 of the first-round playoff series.

This was the first NBA game since the players’ decision to boycott Wednesday’s and Thursday’s games as a way to protest for Jacob Blake shooting.

Bucks point guard George Hill, who was one of the leaders of the Bucks’ protest on Wednesday, stayed in the back of the arena during the national anthem.

Blake was shot seven times in the back by the police in Wisconsin over the weekend and is paralyzed from the waist down.

The Bucks closed the series (4-1) and advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals.