There has been plenty discussion about whether or not fans should boycott the Los Angeles Clippers playoff game against the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night as the fallout from the racist comments made by team owner Donald Sterling continue to rain down, and the Staples Center has released a statement promising a safe and welcoming environment at tomorrow’s game.
Unlike Sterling, the Staples Center has made it clear that they are accepting of everyone and they hope to distance themselves from a bigot like the Clippers current owner.
“We are deeply troubled by these disturbing remarks which go against everything we believe in as an organization,” the statement read, via Arash Markazi of ESPN. “We support the players, the coaches, the rest of the team and their fans and we are committed to providing a safe, secure and welcoming environment for everyone at tomorrow night’s NBA playoff game.”
Now we will just have to wait and see if anyone will show up.
If the players or fans really want to make a statement to show that they do not agree or approve of what Sterling said, then they should hit him where it hits the most and not show up to the game.