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Houston Rockets Players Not Allowed To Comment On Donald Sterling Situation

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Jan 10, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling attends the game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center. The Clippers defeated the Lakers 123-87. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

In a matter of 2 hours Saturday morning, the leaked comments from Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling became the main focus.

TMZ came out with an audio recording where a male voice, allegedly Sterling’s, talks to his girlfriend V. Stiviano about a picture she took with Magic Johnson that was posted on her Instagram. It then escalated to Sterling questioning her about her association with minorities, and orders her to not take pictures or bring black people to Clippers games.

While many players, former players, coaches, and those around the NBA have given their thoughts on the situation, the Houston Rockets’ front office have asked their players to not comment on it at all.

With Rox players told not to comment on Donald Sterling situation, Dwight Howard tells @USATODAYsports, “I can’t say how I really feel.”

— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) April 26, 2014

Howard said he listened to half Sterling audio before turning it off. Rox players talking about NBA taking over Clips like it’s that simple.

— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) April 26, 2014

This is just the latest episode of Sterling’s long documented behavior that involves actions or comments perceived to be borderline racism. NBA commissioner Adam Silver has already stated that the league is investigating the situation.

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