WATCH: Clippers Protest Team Owner Donald Sterling At Playoff Game (VIDEO)
The Los Angeles Clippers players silently protested their team’s owner, Donald Sterling, after a recorded tape surfaced over the weekend of him making racist remarks.
As the players came out for game four of their playoff series against Golden State on Sunday, team members took their warm-up informs and tossed them to the ground at center court. But that wasn’t all. They then warmed up with their red shirts turned inside out to hide the Clippers name and logo.
As Gossip Cop has previously reported, Clippers owner Donald Sterling outrageously offensive recorded argument with girlfriend V. Stiviano has already led to condemnation from President Obama, Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, and others calling for a boycott and action by the NBA.
On the tape, Sterling (who claims he’s not racist) is heard complaining about Stiviano’s association with black people. After she says the Clippers are mostly black, Sterling shoots back, “I support them and give them food, and clothes, and cars, and houses. Who gives it to them? Does someone else give it to them?Do I know that I have — Who makes the game? Do I make the game, or do they make the game? Is there 30 owners, that created the league?” A longer version of the painfully awful recording, which also invokes the Holocaust, emerged on Sunday (listen here).
Check out video and photos of the Clippers’ protest below, and tell us what you think.