In the wake of Daunte Wright’s tragic shooting, the NBA made an executive decision to postpose the basketball game that was slated to take place today (April 12) in Minnesota. The organization issued a statement hours before the scheduled matchup between the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Brooklyn Nets.
“The National Basketball Association announced today that in light of the tragic events in the Minneapolis area yesterday, tonight’s game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center has been postponed. The decision to postpone was made by the NBA after consultation with the Timberwolves organization and local and state officials. Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of Daunte Wright during this difficult time.”
As previously reported by REVOLT, Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, was killed after officers pulled him over for his air fresheners. After attempting to arrest him for an outstanding warrant, he got back in his car and was shot by one of the officers, who later admitted she accidentally used her gun instead of her taser.
Wright’s tragic death has garnered reactions from demonstrators who have gathered together in protests. The ensuing unrest prompted the Minnesota Twins to announce that they were also pushing back their scheduled game against the Boston Red Sox.
“Out of respect for the tragic events that occurred yesterday in Brooklyn Center, and following the additional details in this evolving situation, the Minnesota Twins have decided it is in the best interest of our fans, staff, players and community to not play today’s game” the Twins said in a statement. “The decision was made by the Minnesota Twins after consultation with Major League Baseball, and local and state officials.”
“The Minnesota Twins organization extends its sympathies to the family of Daunte Wright.”
An investigation into the incident is underway.