Last week news hit of Doc Rivers wanting to cover up the Lakers 16 World Championship banners during Clippers home games. Needless to say this raised a few eyebrows in the Lakers locker room. In an interview with ESPN, former Clipper/current Laker Nick Young seemed genuinely shocked by the news:
He can do that. For real? That’s disrespectful. We got to talk to Doc. He can’t have that. We got to do something about that…. That’s a lot of pull y’all are giving Doc,” Young said, somewhat facetiously. “I think he shouldn’t come in and have so much pull like that. He’s got to earn his keep.”
Doc Rivers, after an L.A. Times interview of praising the Los Angeles Lakers as the greatest franchise in history, is sticking to his guns by saying that this isn't to slight the team with the history, it's merely an effort to give the Clippers their due. After all, they are paying half of the rent on the Staples Center.
“Well, I didn’t look at it as the banner thing. I just look at it as putting o