After TMZ released an audio recording of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling making racist comments to his girlfriend, the Clippers players decided to launch a silent protest. At first, they considered boycotting a playoffs game, but coach Doc Rivers thought it would be best to play game 4.
Clippers players decided to launch their own silent protest by turning their warm-up shirts inside out at the start of game 4 to hide the Clippers logo (videos above and below by G4NBAVideosHD). They also donned black socks in light of the comments made about people of color. Even though the Clippers owner was not in attendance at Game 4, it didn't stop the crowd at Oracle Arena from chanting "Sterling sucks."
In response to Sterling's purported comments urging a woman to not bring black people to his team's games, the Clippers on Sunday let their uniforms become a show of solidarity.
They ran out of the tunnel for Game 4 of their first-round playoff at Golden State wearing their warmups. Then they huddled at center court and tossed their warmups to the ground, going through their pregame routine with their red Clippers' shirts inside out to hide the team's logo.
Players also wore black wristbands or armbands. They all wore black socks with their normal jerseys.
"It's just us, only us. We're all we got," Clippers star guard Chris Paul could be heard shouting to teammates before they ran out.
Danielle Hobeika 4/27/2014 05:15:00 PM Tweet