The players on the roster of the Los Angeles Clippers have found themselves in a bit of a bind lately as they are in the middle of a playoff series, but also dealing with the racist remarks allegedly attributed to their owner, Donald Sterling. Well, before game four against the Golden State Warriors on Sunday, April 27, 2014, they showed a protest by throwing their warm-ups on the floor and then turning their practice shirts inside-out, according to TMZ.
After the audio tapes allegedly of Sterling were released on Friday night, the team held a meeting to discuss how to handle the situation.
The tapes have a man's voice, which has been allegedly said to be Sterling, saying racist remarks against black people. One comment even has the man telling his girlfriend he doesn't want her to bring black people to his games.
With an investigation being done, the Clippers' players decided to send out a message of unity. They met at half court, took off their shooting shirts, and threw them all down on the floor.
From there, the protest continued as the Clippers turned the rest of their warm-up gear inside out and practiced before the game. They wanted to warm up in generic red shirts that showed no logos whatsoever.
Game five of the 2014 NBA Playoff series is set to take place on Tuesday in the Staples Center. It has already been predicted that there will be thousands of empty seats at the arena as many black fans are expected to stay away from the team and Sterling.