04/28/2014 10:52 am ET

Doc Rivers' Son Will Help Restore Your Faith In Humanity With His Response To Sterling Scandal

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Jeremiah Rivers is just 26 years old but he seems to have accrued far more wisdom than 80-year-old Donald Sterling. The eldest son of Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers spoke out on Twitter on Saturday as outrage grew over racist remarks attributed to the team's owner.

Jeremiah, who played college basketball at Georgetown and Indiana, referenced his family's reaction to a fire that burned down their home in San Antonio in 1997 in the poignant series of tweets decrying racism. With #BoycottClippers trending on Twitter, he also called on NBA fans not to abandon the team's players and coaches over Sterling's alleged remarks.