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Miami Heat Echo Statement Made By Los Angeles Clippers During Pregame

The Heat matched a statement made by the Los Angeles Clippers a day earlier iduring their pregame warm-ups on Onday

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    The Heat showed solidarity with the Clippers on Monday

    The Miami Heat took a page out of the Los Angeles Clippers' playbook on Monday during pregame warm-ups by dropping their shirts at half-court.

    On Sunday, the Clippers made a statement against their owner Donald Sterling amidst accusations of racism by dropping their shirts at half-court. Underneath, another shirt was worn inside out to cover up the Clippers branding. 

    The Heat showed the ultimate solidarity of that on Monday when they did the same before game four against the Charlotte Bobcats. When the Heat took the court pregame, they too had their shirts inside out as they took their practice shots. Their "White Hot" playoff t-shirts remained piled up at half-court as well while they took their practice shots. 

    LeBron James has been vocal during the recent news with Sterling and the Clippers as have a number of NBA stars. James wore his headband backwards to start game four as well with the NBA logo on the back of his head instead of on the front where it normally sits.

    "There's no room for Donald Sterling in the NBA -- there is no room for him. Obviously, if the reports are true, it's unacceptable in our league," James told ESPN.

    The Heat can advance to the second round on Monday with a win in Charlotte.