Talk about making a mountain out of a molehill. I get it. The Warriors feel disrespected because the head coach of their rival implied that they lucked into a less than formidable road to the NBA finals. I would be a little pissed off by that too, but how long is that going to carry on? First it was Klay Thompson taking shots at the Clippers epic collapse at the hand of the Rockets, then it was Steph Curry sarcastically apologizing for winning a championship, and now it is Dramond Green basically saying that he has no respect for the Clippers organization? Anybody else on the team have any comments they would like to share? Igoudala? Speights? Barnes? Shit, does Steve Kerr have any disparaging words for one of his fellow head coaches? I actually don't mind the bickering, from either side, because it should make October 20th one hell of a battle, but can we add a little more to it than one comment from Doc Rivers that was clearly taken out of context?
I know the Clippers have no room to talk. I know their head coach has no room to talk. However, if anyone else besides Doc Rivers had said this it wouldn't even be a story. The Warriors can only play who is on their schedule, but the fact is that two of the top teams in the Western conference were never on their schedule. That doesn't take away from what they accomplished, it doesn't mean either of those two teams would have beat the Warriors, it just means that they got a little lucky. There's nothing wrong with that, and there's nothing wrong with defending yourself against those claims. However, how long do they plan on defending themselves? The more attention you lend towards the comment the more you credence you give to it's legitimacy. Let's move on, and get ready to play some basketball. Either that or find something else to bitch about, because one honest statement from Doc Rivers doesn't need two weeks of fucking coverage.
I hope the Clippers are listening, because while the Warriors have gone little overboard, nothing they have said is wrong, and it's the players job to back up Doc's words and prove him right on the hardwood this year.