Mason: LeBron will boycott if Sterling still owns Clippers

Mason: LeBron will boycott if Sterling still owns Clippers
May 13, 2014, 4:45 pm
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I was just in the locker room three or four days ago. LeBron and I talked about it. He ain’t playing if Sterling is still an owner.
Roger Mason Jr
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When news of Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s racist remarks broke initially, the players were considering all of their options in terms of ways to protest had the league not acted as swiftly as it did in issuing a lifetime ban as punishment.

There were talks of players boycotting playoff games, but it would have been extremely short-sighted and thankfully, the speed and the force with which Adam Silver reacted was enough to satisfy even those who were most angered by Sterling’s comments.

The league is moving as expeditiously as possible in terminating Sterling’s ownership of the Clippers, but it will take some time, and there will likely be one or more lawsuits involved before everything has been settled. Roger Mason Jr., vice president of the players’ union, wants to keep the pressure on in this regard, and has LeBron James on his side as one player who will reconsider a boycott if Sterling is still in place in an ownership role next season.

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