Austin Rivers Encourages Referees to Toss His Old Man from a Game
Even beyond the realm of professional sports, father-&-son relationships can be quite challenging.
With this in mind, we bring you the complicated dynamic between Austin and Doc Rivers, who have to navigate the NBA as immediate family.
Of course, Old Man Rivers used to coach his son with the Clippers, but Austin is now a member of the Western Conference rival Houston Rockets.
This brings us to a rather humorous situation that occurred a couple of nights ago in Houston.
Let's at least wait for the punchline.
Hilarious 🤣— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) November 14, 2019
Austin Rivers cheered for his dad, Doc Rivers, to get a technical foul. He got his wish. pic.twitter.com/A9zqcBL8gV
That kid sure knows how to work a crowd.
Obviously, family is an important part of our delicate human tapestry, but we're talking about a mid-November NBA regular season game.
Blood be damned.
Fortunately, the Rivers household seems to still be intact:
Austin Rivers and Doc Rivers continue the conversation on Instagram pic.twitter.com/MjVR2T4AVj— Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) November 14, 2019
The Twitter horde had some observations on this fun little kerfuffle
Austin Rivers egging the crowd on as Doc gets ejected is a touching family moment.— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) November 14, 2019
Austin Rivers at 16: Can I go out?— Dom (@DomGarrett) November 14, 2019
Austin: Fine, I'll just ask mom.
Doc: Don't you dare...
Austin: Mom, can I go out.
Austin's mom: Sure, Hunny.
Austin Rivers showing up to thanksgiving dinner after getting Doc that tech pic.twitter.com/u3T4e3NltP— Tyler Conway (@jtylerconway) November 14, 2019
Hopefully, this situation can be resolved by Christmas.