Rivers 'impressed with crowd' at Lakers game

BY foxsports • December 8, 2014

Doc Rivers attended Sunday's Lakers game at Staples Center.

Actually, he went to watch his son - Austin Rivers - play against the Lakers.

Rivers and the Pelicans were in town, and one day earlier, the Clippers beat New Orleans, 120-100.

That day, Rivers was a coach. On Sunday, Rivers was a dad watching his son.

And the Clippers coach didn't get a hard time from fans, either.

"Fans were very nice (Sunday)," Rivers said. "They were very, very good. I'll say this, one of the things I was impressed with is how crowded it was. Really, when you have the record that they have, it says a lot about their fan base and their loyalty. I thought that was impressive.

"I went through that in Boston, and I was always amazed at how crowded it was every night. Celtic fans showed up every night, whether we were winning or losing. And the Laker fans are doing that too. There are not a lot of fan bases in this league, or in any league, for that matter, that would do that. I think that's something we would love to be able to achieve someday. I don't want that part of the losing to find out, but I thought that was really impressive."
Austin Rivers scored four points for the Pelicans, who beat the Lakers, 104-87.

The Lakers are 5-16, while the Clippers are 14-5 and on a 7-game win streak.