NBA Twitter didn’t hold back when Doc Rivers and the Clippers decided to part ways
The Clippers high expectations were blown to bits when the Denver Nuggets came back from a 3-1 deficit, extending the franchise’s streak of not reaching the Western Conference Finals. As a result, Doc Rivers needs to find a new gig.
River is a good NBA head coach, and if he wants another job he’ll find it somewhere. He’s able to connect with star players and has a championship on his resumé. That’s more than most can say. With the Clippers, however, things fell apart very quickly.
Considering they’re LA’s second favorite team, social media was quick to react with a vengeance.
It wasn’t just Lakers fans making fun of the Clippers and Rivers
The Clippers became a punching bag within seconds of Rivers’ departure.
It’s a cold world on NBA Twitter.
As mentioned, Rivers’ respect around the Association will land him another position if he wants one. The Clippers, though, are another story entirely. The franchise felt they needed a change at the top, and Rivers was the culprit. Hell, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George aren’t going anywhere. The failures of two of the game’s greatest stars, specifically George this postseason, weren’t overlooked.
Doc doesn’t deserve this, but it’s the word of Steve Balmer that wins out, per usual.