Warriors' Lee makes statement with sweatshirt amid D.C. riots

Damion Lee, Warriors

The United States of America once again is in political turmoil, but the Warriors are still scheduled to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night at Chase Center.

Hours after a mob of pro-President Donald Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol building in Washington D.C., Warriors guard Damion Lee showed up to the arena with a hooded sweatshirt that made a statement.

The Warriors and their players long have supported the Black Lives Matter movement, and today's events, coupled with police officers in Kenosha, Wisc. not being charged Tuesday in the Aug. 23 shooting of Jacob Blake, show their continued willingness to make political statements.

Earlier on Wednesday, Steph Curry and Eric Paschall used Twitter to share their takes on the events in the nation’s capital and respond to Trump.

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The NBA has long been supportive of its players speaking their mind, no matter the issue. Virtually every player and staff member on the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia Sixers knelt for Wednesday’s national anthem.

At the posting of this article, the Warriors’ organization has yet to make a formal statement on the day’s events, but coach Steve Kerr addressed the media before the game and spoke out against Trump, and said he would discuss with the team about any planned reaction.


Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Bay Area.