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Kenny Smith Walked Out On "NBA On TNT" To Support NBA Players

By Benny Franklin
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Earlier today, the Milwaukee Bucks and several other NBA teams boycotted their playoff game over the shooting of Jacob Blake. 

Since then, a few Major League Baseball teams have boycotted their games, and a TV host walked off a live set. 

Kenny Smith, who hosts NBA on TNT with Charles Barkley, Shaquille O'Neal, and Ernie Johnson, walked off the set tonight in a show of solidarity with the NBA players who are boycotting Wednesday's playoff games.

Smith says as a former player and a black man, he felt the need to walk off the show. 

Ernie Johnson said he respects his decision and they continued on with the show. 

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