It was an unprecedented week in sports as players in the NBA, WNBA, MLB, NHL, MLS and beyond chose to not play games and matches in protest of the shooting of Jacob Blake by police in Kenosha, Wis. and social injustice. ESPN journalists and storytellers produced news reports and analysis across multiple platforms under extraordinary circumstances.
As Poynter’s Tom Jones wrote in his Friday newsletter, “ESPN’s coverage Thursday — especially commentary from people such as Stephen A. Smith, Michael Wilbon, Richard Jefferson, Marcus Spears, Keyshawn Johnson, Jay Williams and many others — has been riveting and thought-provoking.”
A sampling and an encouragement to spend some additional time at The Undefeated.
In Sunday’s “SC Featured” segment on SportsCenter, Los Angeles Dodgers coach George Lombard shares his mother’s story as a civil rights activist in the 1960’s while trying to find his own voice in the fight for social justice. Chris Connelly reports.