Sarcasm runs deep in the NBA and if you’re someone as hated by popular people as Donald Trump (and whoever is working for him), you don’t lie about anything or you’ll be the object of the NBA’s scorn.
After Trump’s press secretary Sean Spicer lied about the number of people attending the newly-elected president’s inauguration, coaches Steve Kerr and Doc Rivers clowned Spicer’s “alternative facts” statement.
Clippers coach Doc Rivers got Spicer on Saturday. Dan Woike of The Orange County Register:
Talking to a group of roughly a dozen reporters, Rivers joked it was OK to inflate the attendance figures. “The largest media crowd in NBA history came to see me today, and I really appreciate it,” he said with a laugh.
Then, Warriors coach Steve Kerr took his turn. Kerr was introduced as “former Orlando Magic star” before Golden State’s game in Orlando yesterday. He scored 122 points in 47 games with the Magic.
Sean Spicer will be talking about my Magic career any second now. Yeah, 14,000 points, greatest player in Magic history.