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Play Like a Girl podcast: WNBA, NBA appreciation post

Tia and Meredith discuss the ways the WNBA and NBA are leading the way in sports activism

Washington Mystics v Atlanta Dream Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images

On LGHL’s podcast Play Like a Girl, Tia and Meredith talk everything from Ohio State football to all the happenings in the sports world today.

What began as the Milwaukee Bucks’ player-led decision to boycott their playoff game following the police shooting of Jacob Blake became a chain reaction across the American sports scene by Wednesday night— unlike anything we’ve ever seen.

Within hours, the NBA announced it would postpone Game 5 of three different playoff series — Bucks vs. Orlando Magic, Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers— three WNBA, five MLS and three MLB games were called off as athletes stood in protest with the Bucks.

One of the most powerful protests of the evening however came from the WNBA’s Washington Mystics, who after boycotting their game against the Atlanta Dream Wednesday night took the court for a photo op. Each player wore a T-shirt with a letter in Blake’s name on the front and seven holes on the back, representing the number of times Blake, a 29-year-old father of six, was shot by a police officer. The WNBA then put a pause on their season until Friday.

In this week’s episode, we unpack the events that transpired on Wednesday and the ways the NBA and the WNBA are demanding the world’s attention. Enough is enough. Black Lives Matter.

To end the show, we throw in a shoutout for National Dog Day (as that was going to be the original topic of the episode before more serious, pressing news transpired). As promised, here are photos of our dogs:

Meredith’s pup, Ruthie

Tia’s pups Bella and Buddy:

Dog photos in the comments are welcome.

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