The Milwaukee Bucks have no intention to be ‘apologetic’ for their decision to boycott Game 5 without telling anyone.
Milwaukee received some criticism from other players in the players’ meeting on Wednesday for not informing anyone about their strike plans.
“I feel like we did what any team would’ve done in that situation. And we’re not apologetic for what we did, what we feel is right. Obviously, with communication it could’ve been a little bit better, but in a moment like that, sometimes there isn’t time for it.
You can’t script change. You can’t script moments. And we saw an opportunity to be with our brother, to show that we’re human, to show that this is visibly and emotionally and physically impactful even though we are here in the bubble, disconnected from the outside world in certain retrospect, that it still hits and it’s still a problem and a call to legislation to help,” Bucks guard Wesley Matthews said, via ESPN’s Eric Woodyard.
The Bucks decided not to play Game 5 on Wednesday after Jacob Blake was shot seven times in the back by police in Wisconsin.