Doc Rivers says players were upset about Donald Sterling's comments

The Clippers were affected by Donald Sterling's comments, according to Doc Rivers

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May 3, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) embraces guard Chris Paul (3) after game seven of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs against the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center. The Clippers defeated the Warriors 126-121 to win the series 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY SportsThe Clippers made it through their tough first round matchup against the Golden State Warriors, despite some major issues surrounding their owner Donald Sterling.

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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