San Antonio Spurs consider Sterling protest

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The San Antonio Spurs are reportedly considering protests in the wake of racist comments purportedly made by LA Clippers owner, Donald Sterling.

The Clippers, Portland Trailblazers and Houston Rockets all protested against Sterling last night with the wearing of black accessories and socks along with their usual game uniforms.

Now, according to Tim MacMahon of ESPN, the Spurs are planning a similar stunt of their own. Head coach Greg Popovich said: 

“I don’t know to what degree something like that is going to be orchestrated or done, but you can believe that all of us feel what everybody else is feeling...We all feel the same way. It’s not just inappropriate, it’s disgusting. It’s something that has to be handled. We have full faith that the NBA will react appropriately.”

A number of recordings of Sterling have recently been leaked, in which he makes a number of racist remarks including him saying that he didn't want black people attending basketball games.

The NBA have announced that they will hold a press conference tomorrow to address the investigation into Sterling's comments.

It is not clear what power the NBA has to punish Sterling effectively but it is clear that Western Conference teams are doing what they can to show their disdain for Sterling and the remarks that he makes in the recordings.

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