The Clippers were affected by Donald Sterling's comments, according to Doc Rivers
Head coach Doc Rivers says that the incident was a distraction for the team, and that he had to work hard to keep the team focused.
This isn't a surprise, as Sterling's incendiary comments were the talk of the country for the past week.
The team was undoubtedly affected by their employer talking hatefully about black people, which would include most of the players on the team.
Former Clippers player Stephen Jackson even wrote a song about Sterling, comparing him to a slave owner and saying that Sterling and his family shouldn't be associated with the team anymore.
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