OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers are choosing not to speak publicly about owner Donald Sterling and his purported recorded comments urging a woman to not bring black people to his team’s games.
Instead, the team 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 on Sunday wearing warmups. Then went through their pregame routine with their red Clippers’ shirts inside out to hide the team’s logo.
Meanwhile, the players union, still without an executive director since firing Billy Hunter in February 2013, has asked former NBA All-Star and current Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson to take a leading role on the players’ behalf to address the Sterling matter.
Johnson says there will be no league-wide protest by players or any kind of boycott because there’s enough attention on the issue already and that players “trust” that NBA Commissioner Adam Silver “will do the right thing.”