And following the postponement of its opening series against the Portland Trail Blazers, players from the Los Angeles Lakers — as well as its city counterparts the Los Angeles Clippers — voted to boycott the remainder of the 2019-20 NBA season, according to Shams Charania, who is with both The Athletic and Stadium.
In a players’ meeting on Wednesday night, the LA teams were the only two NBA teams who voted to boycott the NBA season. Charania, who cites unnamed sources in his reporting, said all other NBA teams voted to continue playing.
The vote that was taken doesn’t appear to be binding. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, who cited unnamed sources, it was more of a poll than a final vote, and that resuming the playoffs remains up in the air.
When reached by CNN, the NBA said it had nothing to share beyond the statement that the league put out earlier in the day, when it was announced that Wednesday’s games would be postponed and that the games would be rescheduled.
CNN has reached out to the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA), the Lakers and the Clippers for comment.
Two playoff games are scheduled to take place on Thursday but given Wednesday’s developments, it remains to be seen if they will take place.