Recently, Robert Craddock of the Herald Sun Australia spoke with Andrew Bogut about a variety of topics, including what it felt like to be involved in the whole Donald Sterling fiasco during the Western Conference Quarterfinals between the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers. "I know a lot of people who played for the Clippers were very hurt by it and so were a lot of other people in the league. You look into it and he had a bit of history with it," Bogut said. "He has been banned for life and I don’t see him being back in the league any time soon, because the players would revolt if he stuck around."
Bogut went on to describe what would've happened if NBA commissioner Adam Silver didn't levy a sufficient penalty against the Clippers owner.
You revealed that players from both teams planned to stage a dramatic protest after the tip-off. What did they have in mind?
It would have gone down in history as a stance against what was said, and rightfully so. That was the day they (NBA officials) were announcing the punishment, the morning of our game. Our players and their players got together and the plan was if the punishment was not sufficient, when the referee threw the ball up nobody would jump, the ball would hit the ground and both sides would head to the locker room and not play. It would have been very interesting.
It would have been an epic moment, wouldn’t it?
It would have gone down as one of the most significant protests in sporting history, especially in this day an age because you don’t see that sort of stuff. Racism is not an issue and you just don’t see the type of comments that Sterling made.
And Sterling really thinks that the players still "love him."
[via Herald Sun]