Doc Rivers pokes fun, praises son-in-law Seth Curry of Mavs
Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers has son Austin in the NBA. Austin Rivers used to play for his father with the Clippers before moving on to the Houston Rockets. The elder Rivers also has a son-in-law in Dallas Mavericks guard Seth Curry, who faces off against his father-in-law in Tuesday night’s contest between L.A. and the Mavs.
Rivers, 58, joked about Curry’s “MVP” talent leading the Mavs in their solid performance halfway through the 2019-20 season ahead of the matchup.
“I think he’s been the real MVP of the team,” Rivers told reporters pre-game, via Dallas Sports Fanatic’s Michael Mulford. “He’s been great. He’s a great shooter but I think what Seth has showed is that he’s more than that.”
“I think he’s been the real MVP of the team,” Doc Rivers jokes talking about his son-in-law, Seth Curry. “He’s been great. He’s a great shooter but I think what Seth has showed is that he’s more than that.”
— Michael Mulford (@TheMulf) January 22, 2020
The 29-year-old Duke product returned to the Mavs this past offseason, signing a four-year, $32 million deal in the summer following a sabbatical, which saw the younger Curry brother spent one season with the Portland Trail Blazers, appearing in the Western Conference Finals across Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors.
Seth Curry married Rivers’ daughter Callie in September of 2019. They have a child together that was born in May 2018.
The Currys also share another prominent NBA in-law in Steph’s Warriors teammate Damion Lee, who married younger daughter of the Currys, Sybel, a volleyball player. Lee, 27, initially signed a two-way contract with Golden State before inking a regular deal with the Bay Area franchise earlier this month.
It’s no love lost on Tuesday with Rivers and Curry facing off. Normally people have issues visiting their in-laws but never to the degree that one goes home with a win, and the other a lost in a professional setting.