The Clippers faced a potential crisis this summer. They had already agreed to re-sign Austin Rivers to a three-year contract worth more than $35 million, and Jamal Crawford was threatening to leave. Losing the then-36-year-old Crawford would’ve been costly, but it wouldn’t have been devastating. The bigger issue would have been the image: keeping the coach’s son over the reigning Sixth Man of the Year. Clippers president/coach Doc Rivers calmed the brewing storm by giving Crawford a three-year, $42 million deal. But apparently the underlying tension hasn’t completely dissipated. Kevin Ding of Bleacher Report: The in-house resentment toward Austin Rivers being favored as Doc’s son, according to
Wizards PG Brandon Jennings, who the Knicks waived on Feb. 27, discussed why he wasn't a fit and explained what went wrong with the team's offensive strategy during his time in New York.
LaVar Ball, the father of UCLA's Lonzo Ball, has repeatedly proved that he is not short on confidence in either himself or any of his three basketball-playing sons. Host Stephen A. Smith challenged Ball on his recent comments that he could have beaten Michael Jordan one-on-one in his prime. This got Smith even more fired up than usual, and Ball was up to the task.