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Doc Rivers’s son defends dad against Bill Simmons

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You probably read about Bill Simmons’s draft-night diss of Doc Rivers. The ESPN commentator — and diehard Celtics fan — criticized the former C’s coach, saying he “quit” on the team by taking a job with the Los Angeles Clippers. In response, Doc said, “I would like to call him an idiot, but I’m too classy for that.” What you may not have read was the reaction of Rivers’s 25-year-old son Jeremiah, who took to Twitter to defend his dad. “You know nothing about winning, about sacrifice, and being a champion. You sit behind a desk and pick on people,” tweeted Jeremiah, who plays for the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League. “You are a Internet bully. There is a reason nobody will side with you. They like my dad better than you,” he continued. Finally, he signed off with this: “If you don’t have all the facts, which you clearly DON’T, I suggest you sit down and shut up. Good day sir.” For his part, Simmons seemed humored. “When I get home,” he tweeted. “I’m signing up my 5 and a half year old son for Twitter so he can defend me against Doc Rivers’ kids.”

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