Clippers Players Stage Silent Protest Towards Donald Sterling With Inside-Out Shirts (Pictures)
The Los Angeles Clippers players have proven they stand together however seemingly other than staff proprietor Donald Sterling.
In an obvious act of protest in opposition to racist remarks attributed to Sterling, Clippers gamers warmed up for their playoff game on Sunday afternoon in opposition to the Golden State Warriors with their red T-shirts worn inside out to obscure any crew logo.
“We’re going to be one, every part we do, we do it together,” Clippers point guard Chris Paul advised Arash Markazi of ESPN Los Angeles. “Keep collectively, play ball.”
Shortly after the staff took the ground together at ORACLE Enviornment in Oakland, the gamers huddled at midcourt and all stripped off their taking pictures shirts to reveal their inside-out pink heat-up shirts.
(GIF via @_scottjohnson)
The taking pictures shirts have been left in a pile as the team began its warm-up routine earlier than Sport four of their opening-round playoff collection.
The Clippers took off their shooting shirts and dumped them at middle courtroom. pic.twitter.com/Nod5QWsWJy
Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) April 27, 2014
Clippers take off heat-up gear, drop them at mid courtroom t-shirts on backwards. pic.twitter.com/FbdNBzY2Js
Dan Woike (@DanWoikeSports) April 27, 2014
Former NBA participant and present ESPN analyst Jalen Rose tweeted before the game that the group was considering such an act.
I am hearing Clipper players shall be turning their workforce-issued gear inside out (aside from uniforms) for all of Recreation 4. #DonaldSterling
Jalen Rose (@JalenRose) April 27, 2014
When the sport tipped off, the Clippers’ blue street uniforms have been worn traditionally, complying with NBA rules. The L.A. gamers did seem to all be wearing black wristbands or armbands with their uniforms in another obvious act of solidarity following racist remarks allegedly made by Sterling in an unverified audio recording obtained Kids Movie T-Shirts by TMZ. Within the recording purportedly of the longtime owner of the Clippers, he may be heard telling his girlfriend, V. Stiviano, that he would not want her to convey black folks to his games or publish pictures with black folks on Instagram.