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#pounditWednesday, July 17, 2024

Doc Rivers backs Daryl Morey: He was right in saying that

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Doc Rivers appears to be the first NBA figure to stand with Daryl Morey.

The Los Angeles Clippers head coach spoke with reporters on Tuesday and said Morey “was right in saying that” but there are consequences to every action.

“It’s a tough issue, clearly, and that’s what it is,” said Rivers.

There it is. Someone from the NBA finally said it: Morey was right, but there are consequences, as we have seen.

This is the statement Steve Kerr, Gregg Popovich and LeBron James should have said. Instead, Kerr feigned ignorance on the subject, Popovich defended Adam Silver, and LeBron blamed Morey for not thinking of the players.

From the way he helped guide the Clippers through the Donald Sterling audio tapes to his handling of player personalities and political issues and his recognition of big moments, Rivers has long shown he is an excellent leader. He failed to disappoint once again.

UPDATE: Rivers later clarified he supported Morey’s right to express himself.

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