President Donald Trump’s press, secretary Sean Spicer, lied about about the number of people viewing Trump’s inauguration. Spicer’s “alternative facts” have turned him into a laughingstock – and a couple NBA coaches are participating in mocking him. Clippers coach Doc Rivers got Spicer on Saturday. Dan Woike of The Orange County Register: Talking to a group of roughly a dozen reporters, Rivers joked it was OK to inflate the attendance figures. “The largest media crowd in NBA history came to see me today, and I really appreciate it,” he said with a laugh. Then, Warriors coach Steve Kerr took his turn. Kerr was introduced as “former Orlando Magic star” before Golden State’s game in Orlando yesterday.
Six years and thousands fewer fans after touting the simplicity of its new points system, NASCAR did a 180 on Monday with its new points format. The goal of the changes, which award bonus points to drivers who win segments within races, is to make the racing product more palatable to both fans watching on television and at the track. With each race divided up into three segments separated by caution flags, fans will have guaranteed opportunities to check out from race proceedings for a few minutes just like other major sports do at the end of innings or quarters. Fans don’t like it when they miss a crash or a lead change because television was at a commercial.