NO JUSTICE, NO SPORTS: Athletes Shut Down American Sports in Protest

It was just 4 years ago to this day that Colin Kaepernick, then of the San Francisco 49er’s, began suggesting there could be protests in the upcoming NFL season.

He would go on to infamously kneel during the National Anthem, causing a tremendous controversy among patriotic Americans everywhere.  You would have thought that the world was ending the way that some folks reacted to Kaepernick’s protest.

Well, if they thought that kneeling during the anthem was bad, have we got some bad news for them.

The Orlando, Fla., NBA bubble fell silent when the Milwaukee Bucks — the home NBA office for the latest racial injustice, the shooting in the back on Sunday of unarmed black man Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis. — started the dominoes falling, and falling hard, when they boycotted Game 5 of their playoff series against the Magic.


Then it was announced that LeBron James and the Lakers would not be dribbling against the Trail Blazers, and the Thunder would not be pick-and-rolling against the Rockets.


What was good for the goose was good for the gander. The WNBA marched out of the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.


In Miami, visiting MLS superclub Atlanta United allowed opponents Inter Miami FC to stand on the pitch alone for 20 minutes before word came out that they, too, would be joining the now-multiple sport protest.

MLB followed suit shortly after, with several games being postponed as well.

Now, the latest out of the NBA bubble, (at least via the often speculation-prone Twitter user base), is that the entire basketball season may come to an end. All of it.  Kaput.

Kaepernick’s kneeling comes into a new perspective in 2020, doesn’t it?