Barack Obama says he "commends" the NBA players who participated in Wednesday's "boycott" -- saying they're setting a great example for the rest of the country.
"I commend the players on the [Milwaukee Bucks] for standing up for what they believe in, coaches like [Doc Rivers], and the NBA and WNBA for setting an example," Obama said.
"It’s going to take all our institutions to stand up for our values."
The Milwaukee Bucks were the first team to refuse to take the court for their playoff game Wednesday -- saying they were still so upset over the shooting of Jacob Blake, they wanted to send a message to the rest of the country.
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Other teams followed suit -- and the league eventually announced all of Wednesday's playoff games had been postponed.
Of course, Obama's message to the NBA and its players is much different than the message the current U.S. President has delivered to the league recently.
Donald Trump has repeatedly bashed NBA players and owners -- including LeBron James -- for the way it's dealing with the social justice issues in America.
Trump has said he will boycott the league if players continue to kneel for the national anthem -- something he considers to be disrespectful to the flag and the military.
Trump has not yet commented on the most recent NBA work stoppage -- but everyone it's just a matter of time before he weighs in on Twitter.