Clippers protest owner
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LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Clippers held a silent protest against owner Donald Sterling before their game on Sunday, amid alleged racist comments he made.
The entire Clippers team took off their jackets and placed them at mid-court during warm-ups, revealing long-sleeved t-shirts that had been turned inside out so that the team’s logo and name were not visible.
That is the response to the public release of audiotapes in which a man said to be Sterling made racist remarks aimed at African Americans.
In a conversation with a woman thought to be his girlfriend, V. Stiviano, Sterling says he didn't like that she posed with Magic Johnson for a photo and didn't want her bringing Johnson to Clippers games.
Johnson said he won't attend another Los Angeles Clippers game as long as Donald Sterling remains the team's owner.