Clippers Black Out Advertisements at Staples Center After Sponsors Drop Team

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistApril 30, 2014

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Several sponsors have ended their partnerships with the Los Angeles Clippers after owner Donald Sterling was caught making racist comments, which have since been confirmed by two NBA lawyers, per TMZ Sports. Because of that, the Clippers had to make some changes to Staples Center.

Before Tuesday night's Game 5 against the Golden State Warriors, workers blacked out advertisements around the arena:

Red Bull, Sprint, CarMax, KIA, Virgin America and Yokohama have all either suspended their marketing with the team or ended their partnership, per USA Today's David Leon Moore.

[Twitter, Tim Kawakami, New York Daily News; h/t USA Today's FTW]

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