Over the summer, the NBA alienated a massive chunk of its fan base with endless political demonstrations and professions of loyalty to Black Lives Matter.

But now things have taken a turn for the worse.

And the NBA has a huge problem on its hands after this anti-Trump protest took place.

On Wednesday night, the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics were scheduled to play a nationally televised game on ESPN.

But ten minutes before tipoff, the Celtics players walked off the floor.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski later tweeted that the Celtics staged a 45-minute long players only meeting.

The Celtics returned to the court and played the game, but it was clear what happened.

Celtics players conducted an anti-Trump protest after demonstrators took over the Capitol and temporarily disrupted Congress certifying the Electoral College results.

Over the summer the NBA hailed rioters, looters, arsonists, terrorists, and thugs as American heroes.

NBA players looked the other way as American cities burned because it suited their political agenda, which was 100 percent focused on getting rid of Donald Trump.

Players even staged a multi-day strike in support of the rioters in Kenosha, Wisconsin following the police shooting a knife-wielding accused rapist.

All rioting and street violence is wrong.

What took place at the Capitol never should have happened.

But Trump supporters continue to feel aggrieved because they see how every major center of power in America has two sets of rules – one for the Left and one for them.

Sports with Balls will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.