Kyle Korver opened up about the events that led to the Milwaukee Bucks’ boycott in the Orlando “bubble”.
The Bucks decided to boycott Game 5 of the first-round playoff series against the Orlando Magic in response to the shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin.
“I just sat there with tears running down my face. And I’m looking at my jersey that says Black Lives Matter, and I’m like, ‘what are we doing?’
One teammate, George Hill decided he wasn’t going to play. …We all just sat there and were like, ‘we’re all with you.’ It’s always interesting for me as a white man in these spaces. How do I help as a white man? What do I say as a white man in this space?
And you know what you do? You stand with the marginalized. And when you can you amplify their voice, and you listen to their thoughts, and you listen to their ideas, and then you find your way to help out,” Korver said, per Sports Illustrated’s Michael Shapiro.