On Sunday, the Los Angeles Clippers made a statement in protest of owner Donald Sterling’s alleged racist remarks caught on tape by taking off their warm ups at mid-court and wearing their shirts inside-out. The Clippers also wore black socks and bands as a sign of protest.
The Portland Trail Blazers showed support for their fellow players by also wearing black socks.
The Miami Heat are showing support for the Clippers as well, taking off their warm ups down at midcourt and wearing warm-ups inside out as well.
I love the gesture and the support fellow players are showing for the Clippers team, but hiding the Heat logo isn’t the right course of action I think. It could be a broader anti-owners gesture, but it isn’t really anti-Donald Sterling, if anything it affects the Heat ownership more than Sterling. Something like the Trail Blazers gesture was all that was needed.
[UPDATE:] In the video below they clarify that the Heat aren’t making a statement against their own owner, Mickey Arison, who has spoken out against Sterling’s comments.