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Los Angeles Clippers owner criticized for racist remarks

Los Angeles Clippers owner criticized for racist remarks
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Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 5:18pm

Longtime NBA team owner Donald Sterling is being roundly criticized for remarks he allegedly made regarding African-Americans that many would view as racist.

Los Angeles Clippers players apparently found a way to show they're upset by racist comments attributed to Sterling.

As they warmed up Sunday for an NBA playoff game, the Clippers players removed their warmup shirts bearing team logos to reveal red T-shirts worn inside out, with the logos hidden. They finished warming up, removed the red shirts and played the game wearing their regular uniforms.

Sterling, who has owned the Los Angeles Clippers for nearly three decades, made comments in an argument he had with girlfriend V. Stiviano, in which he criticized her for attending games with current and former African-American players and posting instagram pictures posing with those players at the Clippers' games. 

The remarks have created an uproar in the NBA among African-American players.

Sterling was to receive a lifetime achievement award at an event next month to mark the 100th anniversary of the Los Angeles NAACP, but the national organization tweeted Sunday that wouldn't happen.

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