NBA teams are getting a bit less selective when it comes to honoring former players, it seems.
Austin Rivers played for the Clippers from 2015-18, up until he was traded to the Wizards over the summer.
And while Rivers was a solid role player for the Clippers, he was never really anything more than that. His best season, production-wise, came last year, when he averaged 15.1 points per game, and four assists.
That’s why it was a bit surprising when the Clippers played a tribute video during a stoppage of play in the first quarter of Sunday’s game against the Wizards. It was Rivers’ first return to Staples Center, so the team showed some love for him with a tribute video.
Tribute videos are all the rage these days.