Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers slammed ESPN’s Tom Haberstroh for his article about DeAndre Jordan. The problem: Rivers hadn’t read the piece.
Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers really wants DeAndre Jordan to win Defensive Player of the Year honors. He’s campaigned so hard for Jordan that it wouldn’t be all that surprising at this point if he got on his knees at an upcoming press conference and begged media members to vote Jordan’s way.
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Rivers’ pushing of Jordan for DPOY reached a new level on Friday when the Clippers coach eviscerated ESPN’s Tom Haberstroh for an article he published making the case that the Los Angeles center doesn’t deserve the honor.
Here’s what Rivers had to say:
If you’ve read Haberstroh’s article, you’re surely finding Rivers’ comments strange.
Not only does Haberstoh’s article have a full section about rebounding, but all of the writer’s claims are backed up by facts. It’s not as if Haberstroh has some vendetta against Jordan to the point where one should be offended on the center’s behalf. No one that actually reads the article could think otherwise.
Which brings us to the crux of this issue: Rivers didn’t read the piece.
Face, meet palm.
Rivers might want to stay quiet for a bit following this debacle, because this is downright embarrassing for him.
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