NBA preparing to postpone games after Chauvin trial verdict as Minneapolis braces for riots: Report

The NBA is reportedly preparing to postpone games once there is a verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial.

“The looming specter of possible protests, civil unrest and team reactions in the aftermath of a verdict has the league office preparing for the prospect that a night or two of league games could be postponed this week,” ESPN reported, citing sources familiar with the matter.

Closing arguments in the Chauvin trial are underway in Minneapolis, and a verdict could be reached this week. The former Minneapolis police officer is facing charges of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in George Floyd’s death.

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