LA Clippers Fined $50K For Tampering After Doc Rivers Compared Kawhi Leonard To Michael Jordan On ESPN

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Clippers head coach Doc Rivers got his team in a bit of trouble earlier this weeken when he appeared on Sportscenter and compared Kawhi Leonard to Michael Jordan.

“[Leonard] is the most like Jordan that we’ve seen,” Rivers “There’s a lot of great players. LeBron is phenomenal, KD is phenomenal. Not that [Leonard] is Jordan or anything like that, but he’s the most like him. Big hands, post game, can finish. Great leaper, great defender, in-between game. If you beat him to the spot he bumps you off, and then you add his three-point shooting.”

Rivers’ praise of Leonard is going to cost the team $50k for violating the league’s anti-tampering rules.

Of course Lakers fans couldn’t help to poke fun of the Clippers.