Just when the NBA finally put together a solid weekend of close games, Doc Rivers had to go and be the latest bozo to turn people away from the league once again. He was asked about the 10,000 fans in attendance for Game One against the Washington Wizards, and he had this to say:
“I can’t believe that was 10,000…11,000 people. There’s no way. I think we’re counting like the Republicans, because it felt like 30,000 people in the stands. They were amazing,” Rivers said.
Doc Rivers, on the crowd support from fans at Wells Fargo Center today: “I can’t believe that was 10,000, 11,000 [people]. There’s no way. I think we’re counting like the Republicans, because it felt like 30,000 people in the stands. They were amazing.”— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) May 23, 2021
A true “us vs. them” mentality that’s ruined sports as a unit. But let’s dissect his point about Republicans and “counting.”
Wasn’t it President Joe Biden who couldn’t fill up a parking lot in Arizona during the campaign, and yet suddenly he got 81 million votes? He’s supposedly the most popular president in history, more popular than former President Barack Obama, yet the eye test, and common sense, call BS.
It’s completely unbelievable that any registered Democrat can look at a Republican or conservative and say what Rivers just said. He has no feel whatsoever, which proves these athletes and coaches don’t have any gauge on how Americans feel right now.
Doc Rivers is probably well aware the ratings for the playoffs are recovering, and it’s a real shame that politics, once again, became the conversation.