When Doc Rivers and the Los Angeles Clippers traded for Austin Rivers in 2015, he became the first son to play for his father in the NBA. The natural assumption was that Doc favoring his child, but when asked about playing for his father, Austin said that his bond with Doc isn’t as close as people think—it’s purely…
It’s almost time for the NBA playoffs, otherwise known as the time of year when non-Clippers fans are reminded that Austin Rivers still, somehow, plays 20 minutes a game. Based on this play from last night’s Clippers-Spurs game, Rivers is ready to do his thing on the big stage.
Last week, we showed you a funny little Dwight Howard lowlight reel. It was some deserved shade, but last night he led the Rockets in a rare victory over the Clippers, and more importantly, embarrassed Austin Rivers then jammed it on the other end:
The NBA announced that Austin Rivers was fined $25,000 for throwing his seat cushion into the crowd during last night’s game. You can watch video of the cushion toss here.
Clippers guard Austin Rivers, the NBA’s Draco Malfoy, is reportedly being investigated by the league after allegedly hitting a fan with a seat cushion during last night’s game against the Kings.
A few days ago we highlighted a play that illustrated how Austin Rivers sucks. Amazingly, the Clippers guard decided to reprise his moment tonight.
Here are 12 seconds that illustrate that Austin Rivers sucks.
Austin Rivers is an easy target for the scorn of the basketblog community. And for good reason.
Being in a 1-1 series tie with the San Antonio Spurs isn’t the worst position for the Los Angeles Clippers to find themselves in. The team has shown plenty of positive signs throughout the first two games of this series—Blake Griffin is dunking on fools! Chris Paul is in Playoff Mode! DeAndre Jordan actually made…
Clippers guard Austin Rivers is very bad at basketball. We know this. His father, head coach Doc Rivers, must know this. Blake Griffin definitely knows this.
Here is what the backcourt looked like for the Clippers the other day. (All markings are percentiles. Outer percentile is the best in the league. Templates are adjusted by position.)
Basically everyone agrees that the Los Angeles Clippers’s biggest weakness is wing defense. To reach the NBA Finals, the Clippers will have to make it through players like Kevin Durant, James Harden, Klay Thompson, and Kawhi Leonard—and that’s just in the Western Conference. To stop these wing scorers they will have…
The next time this happens, Austin Rivers should probably just accept his fate and hit the ground. Stumbling backwards and then throwing up his hands as if it was someone else's fault that James Harden jellied his legs wasn't really a good look. There's no defensive rotation that can save you in that situation, Austin.
The Dallas Mavericks must have made some kind of deal with the devil, because for the second time in as many weeks, they won a close game after getting away with an egregious foul that wasn't called.
The absolute best conceit in basketball is there is some sort of cosmic justice. If a player makes an undeserved trip to the line on a ticky-tack foul, the telltale ball will betray the shooter. This worked to perfection last night, as Rasheed Wallace—the chattiest player in the game—felt he was done an injustice…
Midnight Madness took place last weekend. Lots of people do insufferable things during Midnight Madness, and increasingly, they do those insufferable things on camera. This is no longer limited to a drunk sorority girl's iPhone filming from the upper deck, muffled by screams and excited shaking hands, because now…