The biggest story in the NBA isn’t about how the Los Angeles Clippers are in a position on Sunday to take a commanding 3-1 series lead, rather it’s on their owner and the racist comments he allegedly made again. While Donald Sterling was accused of being a racist in the past, this time it appears he’s been caught on tape.
Everyone in the NBA has been weighing in on the matter except those directly connected with the Clippers but that has now changed. Head coach Doc Rivers spoke to the media about the incident and noted the anger in the locker room by not just African American players but every player on the roster regardless of race.
Rivers then mentioned that the incident is nothing more than a distraction to the team right now and that the players want to play for the fans.
A player boycott would send an intense message to Sterling but if that was him on the TMZ tape then he clearly doesn’t care. The folks most hurt by a player boycott are the Clippers’ fans and a run to the Finals would now be an even closer bond between the fans and players with the owner, for the most part, cut out.