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Clippers' Doc Rivers: 'If Donald Trump did his job, players would not be kneeling'

Clippers' Doc Rivers: 'If Donald Trump did his job, players would not be kneeling'

The Clippers offered their support to all those who participated in the NFL’s protests Sunday following President Trump’s comments denouncing players for taking a knee during the national anthem.

The general tone at Clippers media day at their practice facility in Playa Vista Monday was that freedom of expression is a basic player right, in this case to raise awareness of racial inequalities they see in their communities.

“I don’t think that players want to protest,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “I think the reason they’re protesting is because they think there’s injustice and there’s prejudice and there’s bigotry. There’re a lot of things that we want [for] our...

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