Clippers Stage On-Court Protest Against Donald Sterling’s Comments Prior to Game 4 vs. Warriors (Video)
In the lead-up to the Los Angeles Clippers’ Game 4 match-up against the Golden State Warriors on Sunday, everyone was wondering how the team would respond to the ongoing fervor surrounding Clippers owner Donald Sterling.
Some suggested a boycott would be appropriate, with others said there’s no reason an entire team should suffer because of one idiot’s bad behavior. But right before the game started, it became clear that the Clippers had found a way to play their best while simultaneously condemning Sterling’s attitudes, as they turned their warm-up shirts inside-out, hiding the Clippers logo.
The gesture was unveiled in an appropriately dramatic fashion when the team took off their warm-up jackets and placed them at center court, revealing their inside-out shirts underneath. Then, during the actual game, players including Chris Paul and Blake Griffin wore black socks and blue jerseys that said only “Los Angeles,” completing the silent protest against the team owner.
Unfortunately for the Clippers, they ended up losing to the Warriors, tying up the series at 2-2. But one could argue that the only real loser Sunday night was Donald Sterling.
Here’s video of the Clippers taking off their warm-up jackets and placing them at center court:
Hat Tip – [SI]