At first glance, Josh Smith — the new bargain-basement addition to the Los Angeles Clippers’ roster — won’t be able to shoot down his team’s chances in Game 6 of a conference semifinal series. Then again, what’s true at first glance with Josh Smith — and other players like him — is that while he might not be able to make a bunch of threes for a Clipper opponent anymore...
When DeAndre Jordan called Doc Rivers to inform him that he was having second thoughts about leaving the Los Angeles Clippers, you can probably guess what Rivers said. It definitely wasn’t anything along the lines of “you can’t do that to Mark Cuban.” There has been plenty of talk about Jordan breaking the unwritten rules...Read More
There have been some rumblings that one of the reasons — perhaps even the main reason — DeAndre Jordan verbally committed to the Dallas Mavericks was that his agent steered him in that direction. It would appear that Doc Rivers believes that was the case. In a fantastic piece of reporting this week, Tim MacMahon...Read More
There were likely a number of factors that went into DeAndre Jordan’s decision to back out of his deal with the Dallas Mavericks and re-sign with the Los Angeles Clippers. Was Doc Rivers’ daughter one of them? According to Dwain Price of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Jordan was “all systems go” to sign with the...Read More
The Los Angeles Clippers have been having an excellent offseason, especially after being able to change DeAndre Jordan’s mind about signing with the Dallas Mavericks. Next on the docket, was figuring out how to re-sign backup guard Austin Rivers. Doc Rivers was able to get the job done according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. Free agent Austin Rivers has...
DeAndre Jordan was well within his right to spurn the Dallas Mavericks and return to the Los Angeles Clippers. But the big man’s handling of the situation rubbed many in the industry the wrong way. Throughout the Clippers’ much-publicized, emoji-filled recruiting trip to Jordan’s Houston home Wednesday, the 26-year-old reportedly refused to return calls and texts from members...
Straight from the Mad Men era, in 1960, singer Brenda Lee said the words DeAndre Jordan carried inside himself these past few weeks: What is free agency, in any sport, other than a very public revelation of a basic emotional reality? Like politicians, athletes also carry the Brenda Lee verse as their personal anthem: “I want to be wanted.” The Dallas Mavericks understood...
Jamie Foxx was a guest on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Tuesday night, and the acclaimed actor snuck in one of the best Doc Rivers impersonations you will ever hear. Foxx and Fallon were squaring off in a musical impressions game that Fallon likes to play, and they started talking about how hoarse...Read More
Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers is considered one of the most respected minds in the basketball world. He led the Boston Celtics to the championship back in 2007-2008, and has put up multiple 50-win seasons in Southern California since taking over that job two years ago. With championship aspirations in Los Angeles, the team fell well short of its goal this season, losing...
Doc Rivers knows a thing or two about losing. The Los Angeles Clippers coach watched his team blow a 3-1 series lead against the Houston Rockets on Sunday, as the Clips exited the second round of the NBA playoffs after a 113-100 loss in Game 7. But Rivers didn’t want his players to get down on themselves. In fact, he told the Clippers in a touching postgame speech that heartbreak...
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