In case you haven’t already heard, the Portland Trail Blazers made a dummy mistake last night by forgetting to put their starting shooting guard, C.J. McCollum, onto the active roster prior to their game against the L.A. Clippers, forcing a guy who averages over 20 points a game to watch from the Blazers bench in street clothes.
When the Clippers saw the massive error made by Portland head coach Terry Stotts, they didn’t just play nice and forgive him, so they enforced the penalty, costing McCollum a chance to play, with Clips’ coach Doc Rivers having the final say, per Oregon Live:
“We were trying to figure out what the heck,” Rivers said after the game. “We knew you couldn’t change the rule, because it happened to us. But it’s not on us to do that. That’s all on them.”
With Portland’s second-leading scorer wearing a suit and tie, the Clips went out and beat the Blazers 109-98, with Rivers having the last laugh afterwards by trolling the fuck out of McCollum during the postgame pleasantries.
As if Rivers keeping McCollum out of the game wasn’t enough of a boss move, he had the balls to point and laugh at him as if he had just been shit on by a bird on his wedding day. Talk about a cold as move by the Clippers coach.