D Rivers

The bump Draymond Green received during national television has over shadowed the 106-98 Warrior victory over the Clippers . Green wasted no time and accused Dahntay Jones of doing it on purpose. The NBA acted quickly and fined Jones $10,000 and you knew the Clippers would react to the fine.

Doc Rivers hadn’t publicly spoken on the subject until today. Before the Clippers took the floor against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Rivers spoke to the media. According to Arash Markazi of ESPN, Rivers sarcastically called it a violent bump and questioned Green’s toughness:

Rivers obviously came to the defense of his player, but he first took a sarcastic approach to it. He begins by saying the bump was too hard, which was obviously not the case. Rivers then proceeds to mention Green, but doesn’t bother to mention his name. He calls him “that tough guy in Golden State” and then questions his toughness.

Strong comments from the head coach. It’s surprising to see Rivers take such a strong stance and in the process he insults Green’s toughness. This situation has escalated to a new level after Rivers’ comments and you expect the Warriors to have a reaction.

The Warriors are busy taking on the Suns, but this situation is far from over. With both teams meeting again on March 31st, who knows what will happen next.

5 Responses

  1. Louie Lacsamana

    He is a good coach. There is no doubt about that. But those comments just made him look stupid. It is not about “toughness”. It is about sportsmanship and respect for the game.

  2. David Ortiz

    The bump was soft, just like the Clippers.

  3. fitzwilliam777

    And the NBA fined Jones $10,000 for that bump, so Doc ought to keep his blubbering trap shut.

  4. fitzwilliam777

    Doc is a big crybaby, just like Chris Paul.