Warriors head coach Mark Jackson says that fans in Los Angeles should boycott Game 5. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson says he thinks that fans in Los Angeles should stay away from Game 5 of their first-round series against the Clippers due to racist comments allegedly made by Clippers owner Donald Sterling.
Game 5 is Tuesday night at the Staples Center. The best-of-seven series is tied at two games a piece after the Warriors routed Los Angeles 118-97 on Sunday.
"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, via the Associated Press.
Jackson's statement is one of many from around the league to condemn Sterling after the owner's comments surfaced this past weekend.
Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan said he was "completely outraged" and "appalled" by the Sterling's comments, and the reigning NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James said “there is no room for Donald Sterling in our league.”
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"As an African-American man that's a fan of the game of basketball and knows its history and knows what's right and what's wrong, I would not come to the game tomorrow, whether I was a Clipper fan or a Warrior fan, in the Staples Center tomorrow," Jackson said.ROSENBERG: For Silver, removing Sterling as Clippers owner easier said than done