Video platform Quibi is planning to release a documentary about former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. "Blackballed" will focus on and offer the viewpoints of Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan, and many other Clippers players. It specifically will take an in-depth look of the five-day period during the 2014 NBA playoffs when Sterling's comments were made public.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver ultimately banned Sterling from the league for life, as well fining him $2.5 million as a result of his comments.
The documentary will premiere on May 18 on Quibi. Paul posted about the documentary on his Instagram page Thursday.
Sterling's comments affected the NBA in a big way, and it was unlike any scandal that the league had ever seen before. Clippers players were caught off-guard by the comments and even considered boycotting Game 4 of their postseason series against the Golden State Warriors on April 27, 2014.
Ultimately, they decided to play, but did hold a form of protest to Sterling's comments by wearing warm-up shirts inside-out, so that no one could see the Clippers logo that was on them. In a showing of solidarity, opposing Miami Heat players did the same thing.
"Blackballed" is expected to take a deep dive into how those inside the Clippers organization felt at the time of Sterling's remarks. In addition to several players, current Clippers head coach Doc Rivers will also participate in the documentary