Reports: Lakers, Clippers vote to strike season, discussions ongoing

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="A player meeting to discuss the future of the NBA season ended with the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers voting to strike the remainder of the playoffs, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported Wednesday night.» data-reactid=»16″>A player meeting to discuss the future of the NBA season ended with the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers voting to strike the remainder of the playoffs, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported Wednesday night.

Per Charania, all 28 other teams voted to continue playing.

In a separate report, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski said the vote didn’t represent a final determination, and that discussions are still ongoing.

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Two NBA teams reportedly voting to strike for the remainder of the season – and, not for nothing, two title contenders that feature some of the highest profile players in the league, including LeBron James – sets the table for an owners meeting reportedly set to take place Thursday morning.

James, specifically, wants the owners to commit to tangible action in the fight for racial equality, according to Charania.

Now, the ball is in the Board of Governors’ court.

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