The Clipper’s Doc Rivers, Chris Paul And Blake Griffin Respond To Donald Sterling’s Interview [VIDEO]
Los Angeles Clipper's owner Donald Sterling's CNN interview is pretty much proof, the man has some serious issues. The banned NBA owner made an unlikely claim about his players, insisting they still love him.
Donald Sterling can't seem to keep his foot out of his mouth and has continued to make unprovoked and outrageous allegations against NBA great Magic Johnson. Sterling's CNN interview is proof in the pudding, that the man is sick and quite delusional. The good news, his 'diarrhea of the mouth' hasn't killed his teams will to win.
However, the Clippers blew a late lead in 105-104 loss to Thunder in Game 5 last night. Hopefully they can redeem themselves as the take on Thunder at home. As one team will be facing an elimination in game 6 this Thursday at Staples Center.
With all that's going on I commend them for getting as far as they have. The Clippers have demonstrated outstanding character, remained professional and poised through all the controversy surrounding their team and owner. For that, I applaud them all. That said, Clippers head coach Doc Rivers, Chris Paul and Blake Griffen have taken a little time to address the ridicules comments Donald Sterling made during his interview on CNN last night (May 13th).
Previously Doc Rivers stated that he would reconsider coaching the Los Angeles Clippers if ANY of the Sterling members remained in ownership. Following the Sterling’s interview, Rivers told ESPN that he will “stand by Magic every day of the year” and said Sterling’s interview “ doesn't sound like much of an apology to me.” Rivers also said he was not looking for an apology anyway:
I wasn’t looking for him to say anything. I’ve been asked a hundred times: ‘Do you accept the apology?’ I wasn’t looking for him to say anything. I’m not looking for an apology or anything. Right now I’m focused on our guys and being above all that. That’s fine; he’s going to keep doing what he does. We have to keep doing our jobs, though.
During his interview with Anderson Cooper, Donald Sterling made the delusional statement that all of the Los Angeles Clippers’ players loved him.
Chris Paul like many, was shocked by Sterling’s statement. When asked if he loved Donald Sterling, the Clippers point guard said:
I don’t know about all that. I love my wife, my kids, my family and my teammates
Blake Griffin had a similar response. The soft spoken power forward also elaborated further on Paul’s statement saying:
Throughout the past two weeks we've tried to make it as much not about that and not about what’s going on with him. If you ask every single guy on this team, they’ll say they love their family, they love their teammates and that’s who we’re playing for and that’s really the bottom line.