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The NBA Players Go on Strike Edition

A special edition of Slate’s sports podcast on pro basketball players’ playoff strike.

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Episode Notes

Joel Anderson, Stefan Fatsis, and Josh Levin get together for a special podcast on NBA players’ decision to strike playoff games after the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenshosa, Wisconsin. They discuss how the strike spread throughout the sports world, whether the NBA season will be canceled, and how the pandemic might have factored into this unprecedented protest.

• Tom Scocca in Slate: “The NBA Is the Opposition Party

• Nick Greene in Slate: “The Milwaukee Bucks Players’ Strike Instantly Seems Like It Was Inevitable

• Bucks players Sterling Brown and George Hill read a statement about why they decided not to play.

• The Atlanta Dream’s Elizabeth Williams read a statement on behalf of all WNBA players.

• Paul George talked about suffering from depression and anxiety in the NBA bubble.

Podcast production and edit by Melissa Kaplan.

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A weekly sports discussion show from Slate. Hang Up and Listen features Slate personalities Joel Anderson, Stefan Fatsis, and Josh Levin.

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