Trump blasts NBA for player protests that postponed games, calling league 'political organization'

The NBA player protests follow Wisconsin police shooting of a black male

Updated: August 27, 2020 - 3:47pm

President Trump on Thursday criticized the NBA for postposing games after players a day earlier refused to participate in playoff games following the Wisconsin police shooting of a black male, calling the professional basketball league a "political organization."

"They’ve become like a political organization, and that’s not a good thing," Trump told reporters during a FEMA briefing on Hurricane Laura. "I don’t think that’s a good thing for sports or for the country."

The players' decision to not play follows the shooting Sunday night in Kenosha, Wisconsin, of 29-year-old Jacob Blake.



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