Clippers' Austin Rivers fined $25000 for outburst at fan

  • Clippers' Austin Rivers fined $25000 for outburst at fan

Clippers' Austin Rivers fined $25000 for outburst at fan

Rivers told reporters after the Clippers' to the that the target of his diatribe was engaging in the behavior of a "fair-weather-ass fan".

Rivers angrily remonstrated with a fan sitting at courtside in the Clippers' 126-107 blowout on Thursday before being ushered away by a team-mate.

On Friday, Rivers said he regretted his actions.

"He was being a fairweather a** fan..." "He was talking shit about the team, but he was cheering the first half". And then the second half he was talking about Steve Ballmer and Doc [Rivers] and [DeAndre Jordan] and saying demeaning stuff to my other teammates. "'Austin and DJ, y'all need help.' I don't like that".

While Rivers is used to fans heckling him over the fact that his dad is the coach, this fan apparently wasn't angry about that.

"He was talking shit about the team, not even me".

While one can't necessarily blame Rivers for being frustrated at all that's gone on with the team, that doesn't excuse him from mouthing off to a fan in that way during a game.

G Austin Rivers scored a season-high 25 points for the short-handed Clippers, who saw their three-game win streak come to an end. Unfortunately, this is what they get for doing just that over the summer.