Clips wear warmups inside out in protest; Doc unsure about future

By Royce Young | NBA writer

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The Clippers staged a simple, yet powerful protest. (USATSI)

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In a unified statement against the organization in response to Donald Sterling's alleged racial comments, before Game 4 against the Warriors the Clippers turned their warmups inside out.

Chris Paul and Doc Rivers had spoken over the last couple days about how the players play for themselves, their families and their teammates. And how no matter what, they will remain together in everything they do.

Rivers said before Sunday's Game 4 loss at Golden State that he was not sure if the Sterling situation would impact his willingness to return next season.

"Don't know yet," Rivers said via "I'm just going to leave it at that."

Rivers told ESPN he had not spoken to Sterling ("Really no need now, at least for me.") and he would understand if fans stayed away from Clippers home games in the wake of the controversy.

"I would understand," Rivers said of fans. "I hope not. We need them. I can tell you that. We need everybody. We play for them. We always have. So we do need them. We're going to need them bad on Tuesday. We're going to need them there. We're going to need them in our corner. But, listen, I get all of it. Like I said to the gentlemen, someone wants to do it another way, I get that, too, and I have no problem with that either."

They also piled their shooting shirts up at midcourt:

Pretty powerful stuff.

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