With everything that happened earlier in the day in Washington D.C., it certainly would have been understandable if the Warriors’ full concentration wasn’t on the task at hand on Wednesday night. But after experiencing one of the darker days in United States history, they still had to go out and do their jobs.
The Warriors put forth a valiant effort against the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night, taking one of the title-favorites down to the wire before ultimately losing 108-101 at Chase Center. Prior to the game, both teams knelt during the national anthem and held a moment of silence. After the final buzzer sounded, Warriors coach Steve Kerr elaborated as to why.
“It was so disheartening,” Kerr said during his postgame availability. “I think everybody came into the arena this evening just sort of dazed. There was so much going on. The great news this morning out of Georgia, for those of us who feel like change is needed in this country, those two victories in the Senate races were amazing news. And then all of a sudden to see the Capitol stormed without repercussion, at the same time as the officers in the Jacob Blake shooting were not charged, it’s such a blatant contrast in how people are treated in this country based on the color of their skin.
“Thousands of white people can storm the Capitol and not face any sort of obstruction from police, but…