May 3, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers and guard Jamal Crawford (11) celebrate during the fourth quarter against the Golden State Warriors in game seven of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center. The Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Golden State Warriors 126-121. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Doc Rivers says there is ‘so much more’ to the Donald Sterling scandal


The Los Angeles Clippers are overcoming the negative attention their owner created thanks to his heinous views on the world becoming public knowledge. But while the world is sick of Donald Sterling, the Clippers are now a team everyone is rooting for and they’re continuing their march into the postseason.

But while Sterling is wound on the franchise that is starting to close, head coach Doc Rivers said after Game 7 that there is so much more that we don’t know about Sterling that makes the situation they were in even worse.

Per Marc J. Spears:

“I didn’t know what to do,” Rivers said. “There was so much stuff. …I’m not going to tell everybody everything, but there was way more stuff going on. I was just trying to keep the guys together, man…

“It became such a burden because you had nowhere to turn.”

Given how many stories about Sterling popped back up thanks to the TMZ tape being released, it’s not hard to imagine there being a long list of reasons to hate him. Rivers isn’t going to lower himself to Sterling’s level and isn’t dishing on what else happened behind the scenes. Sterling is an insufferable human being with a warped view on the world, and there’s not much more that can be said about what he’s done to make us feel any differently about him.

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  • robertsgt40

    If the media wants to do a service to the clippers, ignore Sterling and let the team focus on the task at hand. In other words, give it a rest.