Twitter reacts to Austin Rivers being traded by father’s team
Now that Doc Rivers is no longer running the Los Angeles Clippers’ front office in addition to coaching the team, the franchise finally traded away his son. The reactions to the news of the trade were as funny as you’d expect.
Austin Rivers on Tuesday was traded to the Washington Wizards for Marcin Gortat after spending four seasons playing for his father, Doc. Doc had traded for Austin and then signed him to a contract extension when he was running the front office. But with Jerry West now involved, the team finally traded Austin.
Here are some of the funny reactions to the trade:
"we need a big man more than you need a son." -jerry west https://t.co/0US20uJWbj
— El Flaco (@bomani_jones) June 26, 2018
Austin Rivers traded from the Clippers, Doc heading into the front office. pic.twitter.com/s7EueIRIYz
— Matin (@matinvatankhahi) June 26, 2018
Austin Rivers: "You wouldn't ever trade me, right dad?"
Doc Rivers: pic.twitter.com/MBOnv0GIzG
— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) June 26, 2018
Doc Rivers trading Austin like: pic.twitter.com/yNaTutvxfe
— Darryn Albert (@DarrynAlbert) June 26, 2018
Live look at Doc Rivers after the Clippers' front office traded Austin to the Wizards pic.twitter.com/7prM8NOHQp
— SB Nation (@SBNation) June 26, 2018
— SpongeBob Sports (@SpongeBobSports) June 26, 2018
When Doc found out Jerry traded Austin pic.twitter.com/tOAmCgfaDn
— Jay (@jfraze123) June 26, 2018
The Clippers finally trading Austin was a long time coming. There were accusations of nepotism going on with the team, with a report even saying Chris Paul was upset over the relationship. The Clippers will no longer have to worry about those issues.