Clippers head coach Doc Rivers got his team in a bit of trouble earlier this week he spoke to ESPN’s Stephen A Smith on Sportscenter and compared Kawhi Leonard to Michael Jordan during the network’s finals preview.
“[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 cost the team $50k for violating the league’s anti-tampering rules.
Apparently, the Raptors have npt been happy about the Clippers pursuit of Kawhi and filed a complaint against the team for trying to lure their superstar away.
The Raports seem to be doing everything in their power to stop Kawhi from leaving the Clippers but we’ll see how that works out.