Clippers players may make ‘bigger statement’ against Donald Sterling for Game 5
The Los Angeles Clippers chose not to make excuses after they were overpowered by the Golden State Warriors on Sunday, but they certainly looked like a distracted team. With the series now tied 2-2, you have to wonder if Doc Rivers’ team will be more or less focused for Game 5 at home on Tuesday night.
Game 4 was obviously about more than just basketball. The Clippers showed that when they ceremoniously piled their warmup jackets at center court and turned their warmup shirts inside out before the game. The players also wore black armbands and socks to send an obvious message. According to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports, the message could be even louder during Game 5.
The Clippers players are contemplating making a bigger statement during Game 5 of the series against the Warriors on Tuesday in Los Angeles, a source told Yahoo Sports. The source said the players needed more time to decide what they wanted to do and would prefer a stronger statement on their home floor at Staples Center.
Matt Barnes and Jamal Crawford are said to have organized the protest before Game 4. By the time Tuesday night rolls around, each player in the Clippers locker room will have had more time to think about how much of a bigot their owner is. Winning a basketball game may not be their top priority, and you can certainly understand why.