Clippers star offers poignant Instagram response to owner
DeAndre Jordan posts a very simple image to Instagram, after a recording emerges allegedly of the team's owner, Donald Sterling, seeming to suggest he didn't want black men at his games. Or his girlfriend to post images of herself with black men on Instagram.
How would you react if you heard a recording of your boss allegedly telling his girlfriend that he doesn't want her to post Instagram photos in the company of black men?
Especially if you are a black man.
LeBron James has already declared that there is no place in the NBA for Los Angeles Clippers owner, Donald Sterling.
There have been suggestions that the Clippers' players debated whether to boycott their playoff game on Sunday against the Warriors.
Clippers center, De Andre Jordan decided to have his say with extreme poignancy.
He went onto the very same Instagram that seemed to so disturb his owner and said nothing. Well, and everything.
There was no caption. There was no invective. There was just this statement of pride and identity.
Some of those posting comments on the image believe that all the black players on both teams should sit out of Sunday's game for 30 seconds.
Others offered more forceful suggestions.
The Clippers offered a statement, which said, in part: "Mr. Sterling is emphatic that what is reflected on that recording is not consistent with, nor does it reflect his views, beliefs or feelings."
De Andre Jordan is emphatic too.