NBA Playoffs To Resume Saturday, With New Coalition and Initiatives

The NBA Playoffs will resume Saturday, according to a joint statement from the league and the players association.

Along with resumption of play comes immediate establishment of a 'social justice coalition' of players, coaches and governors.

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"These commitments follow months of close collaboration around designing a safe and healthy environment to restart the NBA season, providing a platform to promote social justice, as well as creating an NBA Foundation focused on economic empowerment in the Black community," NBA commissioner Adam Silver and NBPA executive director Michele Roberts said in the statement. "We look forward to the resumption of the playoffs and continuing to work together -- in Orlando and in all NBA team markets -- to push for meaningful and sustainable change."

The joint statement also announced several new initiatives, from efforts to increase voting access - like turning arenas into polling places - to fighting social and racial injustice and inequality, to a concerted push for police reform. So come November, you may just be casting your vote in the 2020 election at the arena...

As NBA officials announced their plans to set up polling places in cities where the franchises own venues, The LA Clippers also announced that The Forum will in fact be turned into a voting center from October 24 - November 3.

Among the other teams that have offered their space are the Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings, Detroit Pistons, Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets and Milwaukee Bucks.

The move is part of the league's three-point plan to promote social justice and racial equality in the wake of a players' strike set off by the police shooting of Jacob Blake earlier this week.

Our favorite sports guy, Petros Papadakis (from the Petros and Money Show on AM 570 LA Sports), joined Conway on Friday to discuss the latest sports updates. Listen below!

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