Clippers Cover Laker Banners With Their Own
It looks like Doc Rivers is not only trying to change the post game of Blake Griffin, but the entire culture of the Los Angeles Clippers as well. In a shrewd, but intentional move, the new head coach pushed for an initiative to cover the retired jerseys of some former Laker players with large banners of the current Clipper players.
"He can do that?" Nick Young of the Los Angeles Lakers asked? "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. I think he shouldn't come in and have so much pull like that. He's got to earn his keep."
Doc is obviously a championship coach and maybe the best coach in the league, but he has yet to prove anything as a Clippers head coach. However, Doc knows that building the self-respect and dignity of the franchise is as equally important as building championship caliber players.
The diplomatic Steve Nash said, “I guess if you were in the Clippers' organization you probably want to do that, too. It's their arena on their night, so I would try to make it feel like home."