May 11, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers at press conference before game four of the second round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Doc Rivers post-game interview blasts referees (Video)


Following the Los Angeles Clippers loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night, Clippers head coach Doc Rivers went off on a rant against the officials that will surely land him a fine from the NBA league office.

Rivers blasted officials for their controversial out of bounds call following the loss, and he was not holding any punches.

Here is a quick excerpt from Rivers’ rant:

Rivers wasn’t done, however. He continued to go on and on about the poor ruling and the flawed replay system.

Below is part of the interview from Rivers’ interview, via Deadspin. You can read the full transcript by clicking here.

Everybody knows it was our ball. I think the bottom line is they thought it was a foul and made up for it. In my opinion let’s take away the replay system. Because that is our ball we win the game and we got robbed because of that call. And it is clear. Everybody in the arena saw it. That is why everybody was shocked when they said Oklahoma City. That was our ball. Whether it was a foul or not, it was but they didn’t call it. The same thing happened to us in the Golden State series where they tried to reverse the call. They didn’t want to look at the replay because they knew it was a foul but they had to and they had to go by what it said. so, they give Golden State the ball and the NBA later came out and said it should have been a foul. The official on that play that he made — didn’t see the foul but he had to be honest on the replay. That didn’t happen here. We made our own mistakes. We turned the ball over and fouled. We did a lot of stuff to lose the game ourselves. But at the end of the day we’ve a replay system that you are supposed to look at. I don’t want to hear that they didn’t have that replay. That is a bunch of crap.

That is what i heard. That is a bunch of crap. We should never have lost that. We stopped playing with 3:00 left, we were milking the clock. We turned the ball over. We came out of the time-out and we were supposed to foul Durant before he made the three. We made a comedy of errors but having said that we still have the right to win the game if it says it is our ball and that didn’t happen. It is too bad for us. We have two more games to play but that could be a series — defining call and that is not right.

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