(AllHipHop News) Doc Rivers is one the most successful African American coaches in NBA history and he is also the Los Angeles Clippers’ head coach. Earlier this afternoon, Rivers responded to the Clippers’ owners’ racist comments for the first time.
According to Yahoo Sports writer Marc J. Spears, Rivers states the team is upset by Donald Sterling’s recent racist comments. According to Spears, Rivers states that players even considered boycotting the next game over the comments:
Doc Rivers: “were not happy with any of it. Were going to let the due process happen.” Doc added that “it upsets me and upsets this team.”
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo)
April 26, 2014
Doc Rivers: “JJ Redick was just pissed as Chris Paul.” Clippers talked it out in pre practice meeting. Boycotting brought up. Doc against it
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) April 26, 2014
Magic Johnson has already announced that he and his family will no longer attend Clippers’ games as long as Sterling is the head coach. Clippers’ point guard, Chris Paul says an upcoming statement from the NBA Players Union will be the only response Clippers players will give. Paul is the President of the NBA Players Union.
The Los Angeles Clippers play Game 4 in their series against Golden State Warriors in Oakland, CA tomorrow (April 27th).