Coach Doc Rivers didn’t have anything for which to be happy after his team was eliminated by the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals by a score of 104-98 Thursday night at Staples Center.
But when a reporter informed him that shamed team owner Donald Sterling had said through a newly hired attorney that he wasn’t going to pay the $2.5 million fine levied him by the NBA on the heels of his infamous racist comments, Rivers couldn’t resist.
“I’m not paying my $25,000, either,” Rivers said. Laughs all around from a large group of reporters.
Rivers a day earlier was fined $25,000 for his heavy criticism of officials after the Clippers’ meltdown/controversial Game 5 loss at OKC on Tuesday.