Clippers coach Doc Rivers dropped $2,000 in San Francisco, thanked random stranger for alerting him
Monday, April 15th truly was L.A. Clippers head coach Doc Rivers’ lucky day. Not only did his team overcome the most improbable comeback in NBA playoff history in Game 2 against the Golden State Warriors, but he was also lucky enough not to lose a couple of thousand grand.
Prior to the game, Rivers gave a shout out and thanked a random person who apparently alerted him that his money fell on the ground, as he was grabbing his phone while walking around San Francisco.
Hear the soundbite from Rivers below, per Tomer Azarly of ClutchPoints:
Doc Rivers says he dropped $2,000 out of his pocket when he took his phone out, but a guy saw that he dropped it and gave it back to him. Talk about luck! #Clippers #Warriors pic.twitter.com/9XSyfJp47Q
— Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) April 16, 2019
Surely, this was a sign of things to come for Rivers. Not only did he salvage his money, but the Clippers also averted what looked to be a certain defeat during the third quarter of Game 2 against the defending champions.
The odds that the money would return to Rivers was almost zero-to-none. That is nearly two thousand dollars. Anyone could have just taken the money and ran with it.
In, coincidentally, the same way, the odds that the Clippers would go back to Los Angeles for Game 3 with an even 1-1 series was also zero-to-none, especially after they fell behind by 31 points midway through the third quarter against the two-time defending champions in Oracle Arena. In fact, according to ESPN, the odds of them winning at that point were at 0.01 %.
But those odds didn’t stop them from fighting and clawing back. They outscored Golden State, 73-37, in the final 19 minutes and 31 seconds of the contest to steal the 135-131 Game 2 win.
Now, the series shifts over to Hollywood with homecourt advantage in their hands. Despite this, the odds of them knocking off the two-time defending champions in the opening round still may not be in their favor.
But as this gritty bunch has proven all season long, and especially last night, perhaps the Clippers can once again defy these same odds that come against them.