near-boycott-at-national-deaf-basketball-tournament

Could deaf basketball teams boycott a national
deaf basketball tournament? It almost happened
at the 1994 National Deaf Basketball tournament
at Akron, Ohio. Many issues were involved –
two feuding national deaf basketball groups,
no reimbursement on transportation costs,
mandatory membership dues, eligibility rules.

Prior to a scheduled game, one team walked off
the floor whereas the other team reamined on
the court. It caused firestorm on the court,
where several groups argued among themselves.

After approximately an hour of delay, compromises
of sorts were reached – but the delayed game
became a forfeit because the protesting team
walked off the court; the other team simply
remained on the court.

Uneasy peace has continued throughout the
years.