Originally posted on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 10/20/13
The Lakers Nation and their spokesman Nick Young would like to ask Doc Rivers who the hell he thinks he is. On the heels of Doc Rivers having the Clippers  cover all the Lakers championship banners and retired Lakers jerseys during Clippers home games, Nick Young and the Lakers organization feel offended. “He can do that?” Young said after Lakers practice Sunday, the team’s first since returning from China. “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 continued, 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 had Clippers officials plaster giant posters of Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan, Jamal Crawford, Matt Barnes, Jared Dudley and J.J. Redick over the Lakers’ 16 championship banners and 10 retired uniforms. I find it captivating and humorous that a journeyman ballplayer like Nick Young would ever worry about what kind of pull Doc Rivers has as the highest paid coach in the NBA.
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