Here I thought Austin Rivers finally got the haters off his back after his valiant one-eyed Game 6 performance against the Blazers during last season’s playoffs. I mean, even Clippers fans secretly like Austin at this point. He’s not that bad!
But it looks like casual fans have yet to realize that Austin, 24, has rewarded Doc’s faith by turning himself into a decent role player off the bench. Just listen to this bratty Pelicans kid sitting courtside try to talk shit to Austin at Wednesday night’s game — he really nailed the delivery:
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Surely we haven’t heard that very original nepotism burn before!
Austin hit the IG comment section to address the heckler — looks like he was so impressed by the 22-point performance he asked for an autograph:
— Tim McAuliffe (@thegoldvan) December 29, 2016