When Athletes Walked, Was It a Boycott or a Strike?

Players on the National Basketball Association’s Milwaukee Bucks decided not to go forward with an Aug. 26 playoff game against the Orlando Magic in response to the shooting of Jacob Blake by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The protest quickly spread to other sports leagues. To superstar LeBron James and many other basketball players, the action constituted a “boycott.” Others say the right word is “strike.” Some say the semantics matter.