Los Angeles Clippers turn warm-up shirts inside out to hide team logo in apparent protest of Donald Sterling

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Adam Silver said he felt particularly sorry for the Clippers’ players and coaches during the NBA’s investigation of Donald Sterling’s alleged racist comments.

It’s not their fault the team’s owner has brought so much negative attention to the franchise during a playoff run. They’re left in an awkward position – trying to balance their own professional goals with playing for Sterling’s team.

Before today’s Game 4, Doc Rivers even admitted he’s not sure how the players are handling it.

Today, they showed their response.

What a powerful image created by the players, hitting strong notes of protest and determination.

Matt Barnes, Reggie Bullock, Darren Collison, Jamal Crawford, Glen Davis, Jared Dudley, Danny Granger, Willie Green, Blake Griffin, Ryan Hollins, DeAndre Jordan, Chris Paul, J.J. Redick and Hedo Turkoglu are playing for themselves today – not Sterling’s Clippers.