Clippers’ Doc Rivers Jokes He Called NBA Hotline About LeBron, Gregg Popovich

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Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers may have found a way to bolster his team’s championship chances at Walt Disney World Resort.  

“I turned in LeBron yesterday,” he joked about the hotline the NBA installed for people to anonymously report players who violate the rules of the campus-like environment amid the COVID-19 pandemic, per Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN. “I turned Pop in today. I am trying to turn all these guys in. … We are going to be the only team left when I am done. … No, I don’t think it’s a problem.”

While Rivers was joking, he made sure to point out the importance of taking things seriously amid a pandemic.

“This is not some normal thing,” he said. “COVID, obviously, not only can you get sick but you can get other people sick. This is very important for all of us. We want to do our jobs. So having a hotline, I guess that’s important.”

Rivers’ joke comes after Shams Charania of The Athletic and S

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