Proving point or pointless? Clippers stage silent protest by wearing jerseys inside out during pregame shootaround

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| April 27th, 2014 | 9,708 Views

The Clippers held a “silent protest” by putting their jerseys in the center of the court and wearing their logo-less practice shirts inside out during warm-ups.  During the game they wore black arm bands and black socks.

“We’re going to be one, everything we do, we do it together,” Paul said. “Stay together, play ball, we worked hard to be where we are, can’t imagine going through this with anyone leading us other than Doc.”

One person who didn’t participate in the protest was Coach Doc Rivers.

“I didn’t voice my opinion,” Rivers said of the silent protest. “I wasn’t thrilled about it, to be honest. But if that’s what they want to do, that’s what they want to do.”

I’ll support  anything against Donald Sterling, always have since I first heard stories about him in the 90s, but what I’m struggling with is why after decades of articles and lawsuits and complaints by staff, players, fans, prostitutes, agents, clients, business associates, apartment tenants and even the Federal government….all it took was TMZ & a phone conversation with some woman that likes to post pics of herself with celebs on Instagram to make the world realize who Donald Sterling is.

This is a start but at the end of the day, the racist billionaire will only continue to profit off the organization no matter what they wear or how they wear it.

Sterling needs to be hurt in his pants pockets for him to care about clothes.



The Rockets and Blazers also made a statement by wearing black socks.



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