Do the Clippers have a bigger protest in mind for Game 5 back at home? How about blank jerseys?
Via Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports:
The Clippers players are contemplating making a bigger statement during Game 5 of the series against the Warriors on Tuesday in Los Angeles, a source told Yahoo Sports. The source said the players needed more time to decide what they wanted to do and would prefer a stronger statement on their home floor at Staples Center.
Here's the recording of Clippers' owner Donald Sterling that set all of these events in motion. On Sunday the team wore inside-out warmup shirts for their game at Golden State. What might they do for their first contest back in LA?
The most extreme scenario would be to refuse to play, but that's not going to happen. They could do something more in line with what happened yesterday though; what if the Clippers wore blank jerseys during the game?
From the official NBA rule book:
Section VI—Uniforms (Players Jerseys)
a. Each player shall be numbered on the front and back of his jersey with a number of
solid color contrasting with the color of the shirt.
b. Each number must be not less than 3/4" in width and not less than 6" in height on both
the front and back. Each player shall have his surname affixed to the back of his game jersey
in letters at least 2" in height.
It stipulates the jerseys must display a player's name and number, but the need for the team's name to appear is not mentioned. Would NBA commissioner Adam Silver let this fly? I can't imagine he'd actually force them to change if the Clippers took the floor on Tuesday in plain white uniforms.
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