Mark Jackson Says Clipper Fans Should Boycott Game 5
Well, this isn’t exactly surprising.
With all of the conseuqunces of the Donald Sterling rant falling onto the Clipper team, from sponsors dropping to players not wearing their shooting shirts, there have been plenty of questions about what should be done in protest.
Plenty of people have called for the players to sit the game out, but there have also been calls for the fans to make their voices heard. Everyone seems to have an opinion on the situation, and Warriors coach Mark Jackson gave his opinion on what fans should do to voice their displeasure with Sterling.
“I believe if it was me, I wouldn’t come to the game. I believe the fans, the loudest statement that they can make as fans is to not show up to the game.”
Jackson said players have families to worry about and are getting paid to be there but fans “cannot allow someone with these feelings to profit.”
While I understand the feeling behind Jackson’s opinion, the head coach of the Clippers opponent probably shouldn’t be encouraging fans to not come out to a game. Especially a pivotal Game 5 in a 2-2 series.
With NBA Commissioner Adam Silver having a press conference scheduled tomorrow, this could all be solved before Game 5 even tips off.