Sat. Dec 9th, 2023

The Clippers took a 3-2 series lead against the Dallas Mavericks in Game 5 of the first round playoff series.

During the post game press conference, it was a question about police shooting Jacob Blake that led to an emotional speech.

“It’s amazing to me why we keep loving this country and this country does not love us back,” Rivers said.

On Sunday, police in Kenosha, Wis., shot Blake, a Black man, seven times in the back while responding to a call about a domestic dispute.

Blake’s father said the shooting has left his son paralyzed.

Jacob Blake shooting weighing on Clippers, Mavericks and others in NBA bubble





By Kelley Wheeler

Kelley Wheeler is a Metro reporter covering political issues and general assignments. A second-generation journalist, worked with all major news outlet, she holds a vast expeirience. Kelley is a graduate of USC with degrees in journalism and English literature. She is a recipient of Yale’s Poynter Fellowship in Journalism.

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