Austin Rivers seemed like the happiest person in the Toyota Center when his father Doc got ejected from Wednesday night’s Los Angeles Clippers-Houston Rockets game, but Doc clearly was not offended.
Doc Rivers was involved in a heated exchange with the officials late in Wednesday’s game, and Austin immediately began motioning to the refs to slap his dad with a technical foul. Austin then trolled Doc on his way off the court after the Clippers coach was ejected. The actions seemed cold, but Austin took to Instagram after the game and had “Love u pops” as part of his caption on a series of photos he posted. Doc was among those who commented on the post, writing “hilarious … Love you.”
Lmao at Doc Rivers hopping on the gram after the game pic.twitter.com/p8WqW3dXr7
— Alexis Morgan (@alexismorgan) November 14, 2019
Even though Austin played for his father on the Clippers for four seasons, he has been open about the fact that he and Doc were not that close when Austin was growing up. Their relationship seems to have improved if the social media exchange is any indication.
Austin celebrating his dad’s ejection seemed to be in good fun, as he also joked about it after the game and sent a funny tweet. If there’s ever a situation where Austin is arguing with an officiating crew in the future and Doc is on the opposing bench, we probably know how the Clippers coach will react.