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[Contes] Doc Rivers on convincing Ben Simmons to report to training camp: “There’s times that I think we’re getting through. And there’s times that I think that I’m talking to people who still believe Тrump won the election. So I’m not sure, but I’m going to keep trying.”

[Contes] Doc Rivers on convincing Ben Simmons to report to training camp: “There’s times that I think we’re getting through. And there’s times that I think that I’m talking to people who still believe Тrump won the election. So I’m not sure, but I’m going to keep trying.”

bryscoon

lmao what the fuck


DarthRathikus

Im starting to think hes not even a doctor


7foot6er

he is barley a creek, let alone multiple rivers


terafunker

He's hardly barley, more like rye or spelt imo.


Checkmynewsong

Nice of him to save the Hitler reference until the season starts.


BigAustralianBoat

Yakno... the more I hear about Hitler, the less I care for him.


voltron00x

"He died like 50 years ago probably." "Did he? I didn't even know he was sick!"


SlinginCheeseburgers

Explain to the folks at home who Hitler is.


MissileWaster

I know the scripture says judge not lest ye be judged, but I’m gonna come out and say it. This Hitler guy was a real jerk!


agonisticpathos

RIP Norm


StrangePersonality

The guy was a real knucklehead for sure.


overrated__

Not my idea of a silver tongue devil


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LochLowry

[If I could re-animate all the top Nazis, I'd put them all on an island...](https://youtu.be/nEVQWBn20ws?t=35)


MosesDoughty

How else could we get this year's hot new show, Nazi Island


Gryphon999

He wasn't all bad, at least he killed Hitler.


crf1996

But he also killed the guy who killed Hitler


DerrickMcChicken

dude rest in peace Norm Mcdonald man FUCK. That mfer was so fucking funny


TheKidPresident

"You know, its like Pol Pot once said..."


That_Guy_JR

Danny will do it to him #onetime


duplicatesnowflake

Let's not get carried away for goodness sake. Hitler still showed up and played for the Rockets last season so they could at least get something back from the Nets.


Malcolm_TurnbullPM

"there's times i think we're getting through, and then there's times i think that i'm digging a tunnel with a pool noodle" - me with whiskey dick


Magic_SnakE_

Lmao I can relate to this comment, and the disappointment and mortality that whiskey dick imposes on us men.


Fulmizant

Gotta use a cock ring for those tragic times or even a hair tie


JSP07

My man coming through with life pro tips for those with a flaccidity issue 😂


WitOfTheIrish

You ever get to your front door and realize you forgot your keys, but then remember you have a ziplock bag full of mashed potatoes, and think maybe you can get that to work instead?


chickmagn3t

This is def glen rivers


OverallInternet2343

How is Simmons suppose to respect Doc when he keeps doing stuff like this and publicly. 76ers PR needs to have Doc stop talking


foodmotron9000

He's something else. You guys did warn us though.


OverallInternet2343

Dudes a legit head case and ego maniac. He probably thought it was just a joke but when this comment makes the rounds in the media it only adds a wtf moment like his first take lying.


junkit33

He definitely thought it was a joke. His personality plays well in private but not so much in public.


IsaacOkoro

Yeah the joke is calling Ben Simmons/his team as dense as a Trump supporter that thinks he won the election. I get it though the media game is tough for coaches to figure out and Doc's only been doing this job for two decades


Sullan08

I don't think Doc really gives a fuck if Simmons reports to camp and is just doing it cuz the FO asked him to lol.


ScratchC

Oooooooh...You actually think Doc wants him back


n0stylist

Well maybe he doesn't but this isn't going to make trading him any easier


Freddedonna

QBenon


glen_ko_ko

cuban naan?


NandoDeColonoscopy

I'd eat that


Buddhist_pokemonk

Everybody would eat that


BadNewsBrown

Yes, yes Cuban B.


Manga_Sans

Shooting is a conspiracy manufactured by the Democrats, that's why he refuses to do it.


Ol_Rando

He shoots left to symbolize how out of sync democrats are with the public.


OurOnlyWayForward

76ers actually won their series if you only count legitimate points


Ladnil

I'm hiring the Cyber Ninjas to go to Atlanta and audit the box score, they will find dozens of fraudulent points.


ModsRDingleberries

Dead players were scoring all types of buckets


Freddedonna

My dead grandma shot 2/3 from 3


ayjaytay22

She had six boards and two steals


cmatute

LMAAAOOO


YoYoMoMa

Gonna shut down this comment section until we figure out what's going on.


poopymanisthename

QLUTCH


The_Sign_of_Zeta

I'm sure this comment will smooth things over Doc.


Rrypl

I honestly don't know if Doc is the GOAT at putting his foot in his mouth or if he just doesn't give a fuck anymore.


The_Void_Reaver

He's had enough of the 3-1 loss jokes and just wants to retire. He gotta get fired if he wants to keep his contract though.


knoxkayc

[Charania] Ben Simmons revealed he was just about to leave for training camp when he saw Doc's tweet comparing him to conspiracy theorists.


DamianDrillard

[Abbot] Neil Olshey revealed he was just about to add two 1sts and Little to sweeten his CJ for Simmons offer when he saw Doc’s tweet.


why_rob_y

No way does he want to retire. He has so many more 2nd rounds in him.


DoughyResplendent

He has dozens more of Game 7s to lose.


dimmyfarm

3-1 leads aren’t going to blow themselves


Swarthybastid

Maybe if they stretch first.


dreadturkey

Man, is that all it takes? I've been wasting my life.


Obi-wan_Jabroni

Or get some ribs removed


Docxm

tbh lots of small teams would kill for a 2nd round exit. Instead he just puts himself into situations to disappoint.


PostYourSinks

Can confirm a 2nd round exit would mean everything to this city


Docxm

Man if you guys made the playoffs I'd buy a ticket and drive up there to cheer for ya'll. Love me some Kings, and Sac isn't a bad place to live at all.


Superplex123

I see. So he's just trying to pull a George Costanza. Can't wait till he's gets a promotion.


Jazzlike-Recover7560

I think he really doesnt want Ben at all thats why hes being so inflammatory about it.


SplitLipGrizzlyBear

He just doesn’t give a fuck. But I’m pretty sure I read that Simmons hasn’t talked to Rivers directly, so this may be throwing shade at Klutch and his camp. Given that we know Rich Paul hasn’t communicated things to his clients (Noel), maybe Doc is saying to Ben, “look I’m trying but my messages aren’t getting through.”


snyckers

"I know you got my last two letters, I wrote the addresses on 'em perfect"


poeope

It's throwing shade at Bens "people" yes


Agitated_Ant_1201

Doc just doesn't give a fuck anymore. He knew what he said and meant it as a jab at Simmons.


lemonpepperlarry

Honestly I thought he was putting his foot in his mouth but these recent comments of say the last two to three years have been getting SO Egregious that I’m starting to think he just tired of the bullshit


PhatYeeter

The relationship is long gone. I think hes just having some fun now lol


Jazzlike-Recover7560

It really seems that way the backhanded comments are too obvious


TravelAdvanced

I don't even think this is throwing shade. he's tried walking back that one answer since literally the day after. hard to answer a question about conversations with someone who doesn't want to talk to you. ofc he's not going to put any stock in the conversation happening through leaks. I think that was just a funny thing to say- he's been trying. When he's not being overly critical of his players after big losses (something that used to be pretty damn common by famous coaches before the social media era), he's a great interview.


logontoreddit

Doc is at point in his career where he is getting up there in age and got that "Fuck you" money. Achieved success as a NBA player and a as a coach. Don't think he is going to pander towards young player throwing hissy fit after playing way below his pay grade in the most important playoff games.


pargofan

Doc was at that point a long time ago.


foodmotron9000

And I respect that. It's just a really unwise move to help the organization move forward right now.


Duderbot

I'm a casual fan at best. Isn't Philly kind of fucked in this situation? Simmons has a contract he hasn't lived up to and he isn't talented enough to be this much of a pain in the ass. Are teams really beating down the door for him?


wiiwoooo

I think he's trying to push the narrative that Ben is reasonable enough to potentially convince but Rich Paul still thinks Trump won and has a stronghold on his client.


ligeiro01

Doc tommorow on some TV show: "You know, this Simmons situation is a lot like 9/11"


Avinse

“Regarding the Simmons situation, I see a lot of similarities with the Holocaust”


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CaptainKurls

This is amazing


sDios_13

Lmaooo outta pocket.


shitpost4shawarma

Lmao we're done here. Don't do that thing where you try to top it and just end up leaving a bunch of comment trash lying around


MF_Doomed

Dead ass might as well lock the thread at this point


Umutuku

Dude just provided Anakin with topographical data.


Freddedonna

Bruh 😂


theonlyjuan123

This is the one


Be-Nice-To-Redditors

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fimbres16

Peak r/nba


Jokic2LA

philly fans are something else lmfao


CaskJeeves

"He just had to shoot it one time"


sleepy416

There’s a Danny Green joke in here somewhere but I’m not creative enough to think of one


Dk9221

Also Doc: “Speaking of Brian Laundrie, how bout Rich Paul?”


MrToothpaste86

Doc: "this Simmons situation is a lot like Jeffrey Epstein, some people believed he died other believed he didn't kill himself"


2drawnonward5

"Ben Simmons is basically in a Berlin bunker with cyanide in his dog and a gun to his head"


BLOWNOUT_ASSHOLE

"But you know he won't shoot"


8_bw

"sometimes it feels like we are getting through and sometimes it feels like maybe Ben did 9/11"


AntiCommieBond

that terrible terrible tragedy?


Dougmartin22

I heard he walked through blood and bone in the streets of Manhattan to find his jumpshot


AntiCommieBond

meanwhile, it was in Sydney


dash_44

Osama Ben Simmons, destroying playoff hopes like the twin towers.


Sweaty_Crow_5050

It reminds me of that tragedy


Asternauthority

This is the worst disaster in Pennsylvania since Flight 93 -Doc Rivers


sexygodzilla

Flight 93 also failed to hit a target from distance after all


tacticalBOVINE

This dude wins the time+tragedy award for the day


summerofevidence

Jesus Christ man. Absolutely giving you an upvote, but I have to go take a shower now.


Hashslingingslashar

Holy shit lmao


Oxygenius_

This is definitely how you increase a players trade value 😂 And they seriously “demanding” elaborate packages FOH


themariokarters

Bro lol


zna55

Doc pro chaos I kinda like it


destroyerofpoon93

Me too. Tired of these fake ass hoes slobbin on errybodys knob like corn on the cob. Yafeelme?


TeachMeHowToTech

Homefry knows wassup


Sullan08

But the issue is Ben isn't checking in with Doc, and doin his job.


weirdnames8766

*That was fine* -Doc after the interview was over


adisrini96

Just waiting for him to come back and say he was misquoted tbh.


Goomby-or-Glootie

“*Nailed it.*” - Doc afterwards.


MakurMaker_KDplusKG

Why is this man on msnbc lmao


Comprehensive-Cat805

The podcast he is promoting is with a political writer


SonicdaSloth

why is Doc promoting a political podcast


substanceandmodes

His voice is not something I’d want to listen to for an extended period of time.


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anandonaqui

I would 100% listen to Gilbert Gottfried on a podcast. His reading of WAP lyrics was a stroke of auditory genius.


hanacker

He's had a very popular podcast since 2014...


ihavetwonoses

Reminds me of Bojack EP 2 lol


RulersBack

Incredible question and he took the bait lmao.


thegeneratir

If you actually watch the clip, he wasn't asked anything remotely political, the question was "are you going to be able to bring Ben Simmons back?" Doc brought the Trump thing in entirely on his own.


freethefoolish

terrible question. still took the bait.


bayless4eva

Don't think he meant incredible as a positive


RulersBack

MSNBC asking something you'd see on a Twitter poll is what makes it incredible


EmreMightBeAbleTo

Doc does not seem good at deescalation


The-Williams-Family

“Don’t jump! Ok, NOW jump!


sleepy416

Suicide is badass!


mizzourifan1

"Aim for the bushes."


JohnnyFootballHero

Maybe the plan isn't deescalation, but pushing him to take one of the offers already on the table.


OrangeKookie

>subtly imply that Simmons and Rich Paul are delusional sore losers 10D chess by Doc


Purple-Apricot7192

‘Subtly’


Disastrous-Cry8081

“You remind me of a delusional person who has completely broken with reality.” “What are you implying?”


randomreddit_userLOL

Young socialite Trump.


rSlashNbaAccount

Compare him to a Trump supporter. Surely that's what young socialites respond to.


lopea182

5D Parcheesi Damage Control by Doc Rivers. They should have Lillard by the end of the day.


foreverapanda

I hope this at least opens the eyes of some people who are like "Doc didn't say anything wrong during the press conference that started this whole debacle" There is no other way to characterize these quotes other than carefully aiming a bazooka at your foot and firing. This sort of shit doesn't help the Sixers at all.


shinshikaizer

> There is no other way to characterize these quotes other than carefully aiming a bazooka at your foot and firing. I mean, maybe Doc just wants to rocket jump?


SonicdaSloth

the reaction from Ben was too strong, but Doc is a fucking idiot. everyone watching that press conference knew IMMEDIATELY that he fucked up. he could have walked it back at any time. "i'm sorry, it was heat of the moment". "I misheard the question". "I've reflected on what I said and it's not accurate". or shit be honest "I didn't want everyone blaming me for another playoff loss so I looked for the nearest scapegoat. I'm a fraud, and I'm resigning immediately. May God have mercy on whoever hires me next".


MrGooglyman

“May god have mercy on whoever hires me next” hahaha 😂


ktemp45

Yeah, even the obvious lie of "I misheard the question" would be easy enough for Doc to commit to. However, that lie would require Doc to take a small measure of responsibility (like his hearing was impaired), which clearly is something he is not willing to do. Blaming the media for mischaracterizing his answer is simply casting blame as opposed to taking any responsibility.


TheOneTrueDoge

Resigning means he leaves money on the table. That ain't smart.


Darko33

No one is doing anything smart in this entire debacle


realsomalipirate

Is there a more gutless coach in the NBA? I feel like he would throw his family under the bus to avoid criticism.


SonicdaSloth

everyone excused it when it was PG13 b/c well...PG fucked a stripper while dating his daughter then completely shit the bed in the bubble and got him fired. but this was unnecessary.


Skratt79

*How to rebuild bridges using dynamite* - A memoir by Glenn "Doc" Rivers


New-car-smell

Doc gonna mess around and get the wrong socialite to show up. Kanye will be there day 1 of camp guaranteed!


RedBarracuda25

Simmons about to become a young socialist


thegreaterfool714

Doc Rivers is the gift that keeps that keeps on giving


indoninjah

I want to be free of this pain


PrideInBattle

Numerous answers to choose from And Doc chooses this.


Nevarkyy

Lmaoooo


RandyJoeP

Noted Players Coach Doc Rivers definitely saying all the right things here.


2drawnonward5

Can't build a locker room without brick and mortar, Ben won't bring the bricks but Doc's got EXTRA mortar


LionelRitchie76

Does Doc think he’s helping with these comments lmao?


HokageEzio

There's nothing to help, Ben apparently isn't even picking up the phone anyway.


gimpisgawd

Now it's going to be him calling Doc and hanging up immediately.


AprilsMostAmazing

Have they tried texting him?


DownFromHere

He's helping the Sixers avoid the trap of keeping Ben on the team too long lol


BabaBrody

Doc will be walking out to the bench to the Seth Rollins' "Buurrrrnn itttttt dowwwwwnnnnn" song at each home game this year.


ObiOneKenobae

If you're making comments like this, clearly you are no longer trying lol


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buffprot

sixers up in games 1, 4, and 5 only to throw the leads away STOP THE COUNT


813ice

Watch trump hear these comments and publicly support Ben Simmons


Literal_Satan

doc rivers the diplomat


FlyingRodentMan

Why on God's green earth is Doc even doing these media rounds in the first place?


be487

Is doc trying to get fired??


Saucy_Totchie

Lmao. What an incredible poor choice of words.


hotpocketthrowaway

The more I hear out of Doc, the more I understand why Simmons wants out lmfao


Mono789

Somebody from the 76ers needs to shove a potato in this man's mouth to shut him up before he says anything else


DrShrink

"I'm trying to convince him, so let me publicly imply he's an idiot"


CampPlane

People reacting like he shouldn't have said this, well fuck that, I want me some drama, and this gives me a drama bump straight up in my nose.


KDsLatestBurnerPhone

This guy is the fucking worst. He gets a free pass because thibbs D was able to stop a beat up LAL and the Cs Squeaked out a title. He’s an awful X’s and O’s guy, and clearly he is terrible at player relations as well


crayish

This is the secret first step to Ubuntu where you alienate everyone so that they unite toward the common cause of shooting threes and celebrating democracy.


voldemortscore

What the fuck does this even mean


MrToothpaste86

It means Sixers are kinda screwed


Darko33

I can't even let it bother me anymore, you just gotta kick back and chuckle as you watch the fire grow larger and larger


tealtime91

It’s like filling your fire extinguisher with gasoline.


fireglz

I too frequently end my attempts at reconciliation with passive aggressive jabs. Works great, definitely doesn't result in things consistently getting worse. Doc probably needs to consult with someone before speaking to the media off the cuff at this point. He is not helping himself.


Agitated_Ant_1201

Not passive aggressive jab here, it was just an aggressive jab by Doc. No other way to take it than that.


GusBus14

Morey is probably pulling his hair out right now lmao


Altruistic-Glass-172

Lol wtf is doc doing?? Is he really trying to piss simmons and klutch even more.


Weave77

Is it just me, or does Doc have a habit of making his own life harder by sticking his foot in his mouth?


TornManingus

Doc is just out there right now searching for rakes to step on.


302w

Lol obviously he gone


MycoJoe

After all these years doc can still dunk


KawhiLeonard213

What does Trump have to do with Ben Simmons not reporting to camp lol


DrTom

He's just trying to go full circle. Be *so* offensive that it all negates itself and Ben is happy again. Trust me, it makes sense.


Niku-Man

He just picked a recent conspiracy theory. Might as well have said, "it's like i'm talking to someone who thinks the earth is flat", or "it's like i'm talking to someone who thinks lizard people run the world"


IMANORMIE22

What the fuck


zamiboy

excuse me, wut da fuk


Nefarious-

This guy dragged Simmons through the mud live on air immediately following getting knocked out of the playoffs. He doesn't view you as a leader or mentor because you didn't act like one.


Jeczke

This man wakes up everyday and decides to fuck shit up