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Adam Silver Says He Spoke to LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard over NBA Player Strike

Adam Silver Says He Spoke to LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard over NBA Player Strike

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said he spoke with LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard after their teams initially voted to leave the bubble following the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

"I spoke to both of those players and I think there was a lot of emotion around the initial decision to stop play.

And I think LeBron and Kawhi, given a chance to sort of step back, think about the larger impact that they could have there, the implications of not playing—incidentally, thousands of jobs for people in the Orlando community, thousands of jobs in team cities—if we had stopped playing.

NBA players briefly went on a wildcat strike last month following Blake's shooting, with games being postponed as players sorted out their plan of action.

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