Austin Rivers: Doc’s ejection ‘made my night’
Austin Rivers had an all-time great troll moment during a game between the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Clippers.
Late in the fourth quarter of Wednesday’s game, Doc Rivers was involved in a heated exchange with the refrees. That’s when none other than his son Austin motioned for the officials to give his father a technical foul. After the officials T’d up and ejected the elder Rivers, Austin proceeded to troll his father on Doc’s way off the court.
Austin Rivers wanted the refs to give his dad a tech pic.twitter.com/zKRHXf2PYQ
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 14, 2019
After the game, Austin said his father getting ejected “made his night.”
.@AustinRivers25 to @ATTSportsNetSW on what he was saying when his dad, Doc Rivers, got ejected: “Get him out of here. Get him out of here. That made my night though. I’m not gonna lie. We got the win and my dad got thrown out. It’s a good night.”
— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) November 14, 2019
Austin has had somewhat of a frosty relationship with his father despite playing for him on the Clippers for four seasons. He has said his dad was not around when he was growing up, so that might explain why he enjoyed the moment on Wednesday night.
The next Rivers family gathering should be very interesting — which is exactly what Rivers said in a joke on Twitter.
Welp…. thanksgiving is going to be weird….
— Austin Rivers (@AustinRivers25) November 14, 2019