Netease Sports reported on October 18:
Won the NBA championship this season and ended this long and difficult season. But many people may remember that after the murder of a black man in Wisconsin, the black affirmative movement in the United States set off another climax. The Bucks took the lead in a strike to protest social injustice. In subsequent meetings, there were reports that the Lakers and the Clippers voted. Supporting the end of this season, LeBron even withdrew from the video conference after speaking.
The outlook for the NBA at that time was gloomy, because the end of the season meant huge commercial losses. However, Lakers coach Frank Vogel said in an interview with ESPN reporter Zach Lowe that the team did not fully decide to stop the game at that time. It was just a "hypothesis", but related reports magnified this.
当时NBA的前景令人沮丧，因为赛季结束意味着巨大的商业损失。但是，湖人教练弗兰克·沃格尔（Frank Vogel）在接受ESPN记者扎克·洛（Zach Lowe）采访时说，球队当时并没有完全决定停止比赛。这只是一个“假设”，但是相关报道放大了这一假设。
"In those three days, we were not sure what to do." Vogel said. "I know that many people on the team want to finish this season. Of course, there are some players who pay special attention to social justice issues, so we are worried that they may not Way to finish this season. But I know that our team and leaders are eager to play to the end, so I think the season will end normally."
"When that report came out, I was particularly shocked because the headline they used was'The Lakers and Clippers voted not to finish this season's game.' I don't know how to say that." Vogel said. We met with some players and got their views. It was like an informal poll to figure out how they felt. I think this is just part of the conversation. Obviously we all want to continue the game."
The fact may be as Vogel said, because on the second day after the season resumed, Lakers player Danny Green said that the media reports were inaccurate: "I don’t know how all this news spread. Not all news is fact. I don’t know what you heard. I have heard many different versions of the story anyway, and most of them are not true."
Green also said that the Lakers' so-called "stop the game" vote is just a result of the primary election, not the team's final decision, and that everyone is not as fanatical as reported by the media, and the so-called quarrel is not so intense.
Fortunately, the season has resumed. The Lakers presented a wonderful playoff performance for the fans, and the championship this difficult season seems more meaningful and valuable.