On Saturday, TMZ released an audio tape allegedly of Clippers owner Donald Sterling making insensitive racial comments. On Tuesday, NBA commissioner Adam Silver banned Sterling from the team and league for life after an internal investigation confirmed what many already believed.
In the 72 hours or so in between, there was a whole lot of reaction, including the Clippers losing sponsorships left and right.
The dropped sponsorships created a logistical issue for Staples Center, the Clippers’ home court, which was previously — of course — adorned with the logos of its many sponsors. Once reporters were let in the building for Tuesday night’s Game 6, the images started rolling in.