Times have been incredibly tough for the Los Angeles Clippers in the past 48 hours or so.
Ever since TMZ Sports released the audio of owner Donald Sterling spouting horrific racial hatred and intolerance towards ex-girlfriend V. Stiviano centring around Magic Johnson, Instagram, and not being allowed to bring black people to Clippers games.
Well it seems like everything has become too much for Doc Rivers, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and company. It has been released that after yesterday's humbling loss to the Golden State Warriors that tied up the series at 2-2, the Clippers are skipping practice today.
"The Clippers cancel practice tomorrow."
"Clippers will not only not have practice but there will be no player availability for the media tomorrow. #DayOff"
Even though his players didn't have to, Clippers head coach Doc Rivers did speak to the media and explain what was going through the minds of him and his players as well as why he gave them the day off.
"These last 48 hours have been really hard for our players. I'd like to reiterate how disappointed I am," he is reported to have said earlier today. Before adding, "They (the players) needed to be breathe. They really had no time with their families."
The Clippers generally seem all over the place at the moment and they will really have to try and put all this out of their minds as they take on the Warriors again on Tuesday in an effort to reach the second round.