Austin Rivers described former Clippers teammate Glen Davis: “Constantly out of shape, late, don’t remember plays.”
Davis responded in a profane Instagram rant:
I’m in Hawaii minding my own bidness, and I look over on Undisupted and I see ole punk-a— Austin Rivers talking s—. C’mon, man. Yeah I might’ve been overweight – a little bit. Probably late for one or two practices. C’mon, man. Don’t know the plays? C’mon, bruh, you’re lying now, bruh. Now, you’re f—ing lying. C’mon now, man. Now, that’s a f—ing lie.
Second of all, your father gave you your money. How can you — like, don’t say (expletive) to me. Your father gave you your money. You ain’t work for it, motherf—er. Type of s—. I was there. I seen you at practice. You didn’t give a f—, thinking you all that wearing them tight-a— pants and, you know, your father gave you all that money, so you can go wear those tight-a— pants, but keep your f—ing mouth closed, man. Shut up, man. You’re a f—ing bum who’s been given the world. Shut up and just stay under your father.
Davis last played in 2015. Rivers played another season before signing his latest contract and had a career year. So, Davis’ recollection of Rivers in practice has limited relevance.
Rivers’ deal (worth more than $35 million over three years) is probably outsized for his production. But, capped out, the Clippers had no mechanism to replace him if he left. That, not his relationship with Doc Rivers, much better explains Austin’s salary. It’s the same reason an aging Jamal Crawford got so much (three years, $42 million) the same summer.
Facts aside, Davis is darned entertaining. I’m here for this feud.