The Clippers and Bucks joined forces Saturday to honor victims of the mass shooting in Thousand Oaks.
Milwaukee and Los Angeles joined forces Saturday to honor victims of the recent mass shooting at The Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
In pregame warmups, Bucks and Clippers players wore T-shirts with the message “ENOUGH” on the front and the names of the 12 victims on the back.
— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) November 10, 2018
Enough is #ENOUGH.
We stand together and remember those lost in the tragic shooting in Thousand Oaks. pic.twitter.com/ghkmRXXByl
— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) November 10, 2018
Before the start of the game at Staples Center, the same messages were also shown on the scoreboard as the entire arena took a moment of silence.
“The entire Clippers organization is heartbroken,” PA announcer says before moment of silence. pic.twitter.com/lWsKvA4OrB
— Andrew Greif (@AndrewGreif) November 10, 2018
Earlier in the day, Clippers coach Doc Rivers shared his thoughts on the Thousand Oaks shooting.
“I have a lot of them, I don’t want to share all of them, don’t have enough time,” he said, via the LA Times. “It’s just sad, it really is. You know, it’s sad. The gun violence, I just don’t know at what point — you can go see a video with (John F. Kennedy) talking and he’s talking about, ‘My thoughts and prayers are with the families.’ JFK.
“So, when you think about that and think about how long ago that was and we’re still staying, the politicians have it on predial now. They say the same thing and we don’t do anything. I like that we voted. It was a big outcome. I think in two years we have to do it even more. I think that’s important to send messages and get things done. I think that’s the only way we can make change right now, but it’s sad.
“Mental illness is sad but gun control is sadder. This whole thing about, ‘I guess it wasn’t a terrorist attack’ just infuriates me because if that was your child I bet they’d think it was a terrorist attack. The guns are the terrorists and until we understand that we’re going to keep having terrorist attacks. It’s sad.”