On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the LA Clippers will hold a ceremony during halftime of their game against the Houston Rockets. The event, which will take place on Jan. 15, will recognize Dr. King’s societal contributions.
The inspired halftime celebration will look back on one of the country’s foremost civil rights leaders.
In the past, Clippers head coach Doc Rivers has used the day to explain to his players what King has meant to the development of this country–and what his efforts will continue to mean. The Clippers have historically celebrated this day, often showing commemorative videos at Staples Center–to much applause from the crowd.
"Dr. King became an extremely important part of my life. He became our Gandhi, in many ways,” Rivers said in an ESPN interview, describing the impact King has on his entire family.
The NBA schedules a slate of games on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in an effort to promote King’s legacy. The Clippers will serve as the day’s finale when they host the Rockets.
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