Clippers’ Doc Rivers: “When black athletes are wearing the uniform, they are seen as an athlete. When they take it off, it’s a problem”

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Doc Rivers once again expressed his anger for the racism and racial injustice black people are facing in the United States.

“It’s the same with all black athletes. When they’re wearing the uniform, they’re seen as an athlete. When they take it off, it’s a problem.

You always hear about a black athlete in a store and he can’t get service, but then the minute he’s recognized, all the employees want to give him service. When the uniform comes off, he’s not as powerful,” the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers told Bill Plaschke of The Los Angeles Times.