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Many prominent individuals with heavy Twitter followers took to social media on Wednesday in an overwhelming show of support after the NBA and WNBA decided not to play games. The decision, started by the Milwaukee Bucks not taking the floor for Game 5 of their Round 1 playoff series with Orlando, stems from the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

NBA players made their strongest statement yet against racial injustice Wednesday when the Milwaukee Bucks didn’t take the floor for their playoff game against the Orlando Magic.
NBA players made their strongest statement yet against racial injustice Wednesday when the Milwaukee Bucks didn’t take the floor for their playoff game against the Orlando Magic.

Kim Klement, Associated Press