Rochelle “Shelly” Sterling, the (estranged) wife of Clippers owner Donald Sterling attended the Clippers/Warriors game 5 last night — after the big announcement that he’s been banned for life.  Wondering how Coach Doc Rivers and the players felt about that?!  Do they have the same feeling they have towards Donald?!  Hit the jump to find out…




“It’s a tough one for Shelly, really,” Rivers said. “She didn’t do anything wrong. You have compassion for her. I kept hearing about the girlfriend, and Shelly’s the wife. You know what I mean? I talked to her today, and she’s been through as much as anyone as well. She asked if she could come, which I thought was a very nice gesture, and she just wanted the players to know that she loved them and she told me to tell them. I thought why not?”

Most of the Clippers players have gotten to know Rochelle Sterling during their time with the team and didn’t have an issue with her being at the game.

“Coach talked about it in our locker room how I’m sure it’s been tough on her also,” Chris Paul said. “She came to our game to support us in Golden State, and for us it’s tough, but I can’t imagine how tough it is for that family so we’ll let them get through that. I think the biggest thing for us is getting back to basketball and doing what we love.”