The NBA brought the hammer down on NBA owner Donald Sterling. The swift action by the league was appreciated by players. Now that the announcement is out of the way, it’s been revealed that the Golden State Warriors were planning a walk off of tonight’s game.
The Warriors were going to go through pre-game warm-ups and take part in the national anthem and starting line-up introductions. They were going to take the floor for the jump ball, dapping up the Clippers players as is customary before games.
“It would have been our only chance to make a statement in front of the biggest audience that we weren’t going to accept anything but the maximum punishment,” Curry said. “We would deal with the consequences later but we were not going to play.”
NBA Player’s Association Vice President Roger Mason Jr. indicated that they had spoken to representatives from every playoff team, and players were prepared to boycott games if an effective solution wasn’t reached.