Wesley Matthews, the swingman for Milwaukee Bucks, mentioned that his team is in no way apologetic for being a part of the Game 5 boycott of the 1st-round series to occur on Wednesday against the team Orlando Magic. This boycott was a response to Jacob Blake’s police shooting that happened in Wisconsin’s Kenosha.
He mentioned that this was the decision made by the team organically. Matthews also mentioned that they did just what any other team would have done to show their disappointment with the situation. Matthews made this statement just before the series-clinching victory by Bucks over the team Magic for Saturday’s Game 5, which was recently rescheduled.
He also added that with communication, things would have obviously been better. However, in a situation like this, there isn’t much time to convey the same. The team saw the right opportunity and chance to be on the side of their brother and even to show what it means to be human.
The Milwaukee Bucks showed that this move was emotionally, visibly, as well as physically impactful for the outside world. Matthews also mentioned that the team kept a constant connection with Blake’s immediate family to offer their condolences.