Rivers, during a recent news conference told the story from years ago when Woods was making a run at the green jacket. Celtics general manager Danny Ainge told him during the late-season game at halftime what was occurring and suggested Rivers attempt to get thrown out so he could watch Woods.
The Celtics' playoff fate was already determined, so Rivers figured he'd try. And early in the third quarter, he vehemently yelled at one of the referees -- only to have nothing happen. The official just stared at him.
Well if Doc gets thrown out tonight, you know why. 😂 pic.twitter.com/fUHjQgadO3— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) November 2, 2017
Later, the ref motioned for Rivers to come over to him while a player was shooting a free throw.
"I want to watch it too,'' the official said.