Once again, tragedy has struck in America in the form of unnecessary violence, as Daunte Wright — a Black man in Minnesota — became the latest victim of an unnecessary shooting at the hands of a law enforcement official.
In the NBA’s continued efforts to raise awareness of social justice issues and advocate for justice and peace, “conversations are ongoing about the possible postponement” of tonight’s matchup between the Brooklyn Nets and Minnesota Timberwolves, according to ESPN’s Malika Andrews and Adrian Wojnarowski. The MLB’s Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox have already postponed.
ESPN reporting with @wojespn: In the aftermath of a police shooting that’s caused unrest in Minneapolis, conversations are ongoing about the possible postponement of the Nets-Timberwolves game tonight. The Twins-Red Sox game has been postponed. Decision expected this afternoon.— Malika Andrews (@malika_andrews) April 12, 2021
Last fall, players and teams from the WNBA, NBA and MLB would all take a similar measure after the tragic death of George Floyd, a Minneapolis man whose death sparked outrage and protests.
Update: The NBA has announced that the Nets-Timberwolves game has been rescheduled for today, at 4 PM EST.
The NBA announces that Nets at Timberwolves, postponed Monday, will take place today at 4 PM ET at Target Center: pic.twitter.com/MZejGRcUE2— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) April 13, 2021