Doc Rivers Can’t Help But Say Something Dumb About People In Attendance

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.

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.

Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of should-be MLB Hall of Famer, Gary Sheffield. He covers basketball and baseball for, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr


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  1. I’ll lay out the truth for Doc: As Gary pointed out, there is no way in hell Biden got 81 million legitimate votes…or likely 70 million for that matter. Probably 15 million of them were bogus mail in ballots with fake names of fictitious or dead people. And I wouldn’t doubt that he gathered a bunch of them himself. I also doubt Doc could count up to the number of persons who testified under threat of perjury about shenanigans that they witnessed…because that number would be in the thousands. A little too high a number for ‘ol Doc.

    Yet another reason I haven’t watched an NBA game in two years.

  2. Well Doc, just remember, the majority of those in the stands are most likely Republicans because the majority make their money legitimately and can afford to pay the NBA’s overpriced tickets.

  3. The NBA bubble extends well beyond Orlando. How many layers of cushion between these high profile NBA folks and regular folks, half of which he just offended? Terribly short-sighted comments. But that is the norm for the NBA. Adam Silver is a weak-ass commissioner for not reigning in these guys that continue to bite the hand that feeds.

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