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Doc Rivers’ powerful postgame message on George Floyd death

“Think about that,” Clippers coach says

Los Angeles Clippers v Los Angeles Lakers Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Following Thursday night’s 103-101 loss to the Lakers, Doc Rivers spoke with the media. He answered questions about how his team performed, along with his thoughts on playing a regular season game in a brand new environment like the bubble.

However, his biggest and most powerful comment came during his final question. Well, actually, it was his first question. After answering questions from the media, he turned and asked if he could switch the tables and ask the media a question on something he noticed from the game.

“How long do you think the national anthem lasted? Two minutes? So the hardest thing that happened to me in the game today was kneeling for two minutes. Like, my knee hurt. In the middle of it I’m thinking, in two minutes my knee is hurting, yet there was a guy that had his knee on someone’s neck for eight minutes. Think about that,” Rivers said.

“The national anthem took two minutes. There were guys that needed towels and things to get under their knees. Yet someone kneeled on another human being’s neck for eight minutes. That’s nuts when you think about it.”

Rivers is no stranger to using his voice to try and bring more awareness going on in our country, such as social injustice, voting and much more. The Clippers took home the loss last night, but Rivers took home the victory.