Clippers’ Doc Rivers reveals reaction after Donald Sterling tapes leaked

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Doc Rivers revealed his reaction after he found out the racist recordings of then-Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling were released.

At the time (April 25, 2014), the Clippers were preparing for Game 4 of their first-round series against the Golden State Warriors.

“I walk into the meeting, and of course none of the players had their shirts on. And they didn’t want to hear me … I remember stopping and I remember saying these words: ‘Guys, I want to remind you of something. My name is Glen Rivers. I’m from Chicago, and I’m black. And I’m pissed. And our owner’s a racist.

And I don’t want to do anything for this man. But, when I grew up, and I had this dream of winning a world championship, Donald Sterling was never in that dream. And I am not going to allow him to get in the way of something that I’ve wanted since I was a child. He shouldn’t have a part of this,'” Rivers told TNT’s Ernie Johnson, via Tomer Azarly of ClutchPoints.