Jan 1, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers in the first half of the game against the Charlotte Bobcats at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers raves about Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel (Video)

Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers is enjoying himself quite the successful season so far. His team currently sits at 22-12 overall and are ranked first in the NBA Pacific Division.

But Rivers doesn’t want to talk about the success of his team, nor his stars Blake Griffin, Chris Paul or DeAndre Jordan.

No, he wants to talk about the person who it seems 90% of the country wants to talk about–Texas A&M quarterback, Johnny Manziel.

In a recent sit-down with the media, Rivers talked about watching Texas A&M’s thrilling Chick-fil-A Bowl win over the Duke Blue Devils on Tuesday night, and then he went out of his way to sing the praises of their Heisman-winning quarterback, and what he does on the field:

Rivers’ comment about “just wanting to see him play” basically sums up what we’ve all been thinking the past two seasons.

Pretty soon, though, Rivers may be able to call Manziel a colleague in the world of being a professional sports figure, as it’s expected that Manziel will announce his intentions to enter the 2014 NFL Draft very shortly.

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