Chris Paul, teammates ‘talking about’ boycott of Sterling-owned Clippers

If the 2014-15 NBA season begins with Donald Sterling’s name still attached to the “Clippers owner” title, the team may be missing its biggest stars.

Doc Rivers already expressed his intentions to boycott the franchise if Sterling earns retention, and star point guard Chris Paul echoed his coach’s threat Thursday, according to ESPN.com.

“That’s something me and Doc are both talking about,” Paul said at his own AAU program. “We’re all going to talk about it. Doc, Blake (Griffin), DJ (DeAndre Jordan). It’s unacceptable.”

Clippers interim CEO Richard Parsons’ testimony Wednesday was a rare foray into the basketball side at a probate court trialthat has focused on the narrow question of whether Sterling’s wife, Shelly, can sell the team for $2 billion to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer as the NBA looks to force Donald Sterling from the league over racist statements.

“If Doc were to leave, that would be a disaster,” Parsons said. “Doc is the father figure, the one who leads.

“If your coach leaves, if your players don’t want to play with you, what do you have?”

Written by Catfish Hughes

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