Nick Wright was the only talking head who predicted a Nuggets victory in the second round. He was vindicated by his team and wasted no time ridiculing Doc Rivers for it.
The Denver Nuggets’ comeback victory from 3-1 down in the Conference Semifinals brought NBA Twitter to its knees. There was pandemonium everywhere in NBA circles yesterday. CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard had a field day trolling their hated rivals. Lakers nation was over the top with glee about not having to face a matchup nightmare in the Conference Finals.
Nick Wright ridicules Doc Rivers for blowing 3-1 leads thrice in his career
Among the biggest LeBron stans in sports media, Nick Wright famously proclaimed LeBron James as the GOAT nearly 3 years ago. He never wastes an opportunity to put down LeBron’s rivals. His prediction about the Nuggets beating the Clippers seemed to be another of those attempts.
The best part of his tirade against Doc Rivers was when he pointed out this unique fact about Doc Rivers blowing 3-1 leads multiple times.
The Clippers coach now has the infamous record of giving up on 3-1 leads in the Bush, Obama and Trump administration.
In the Bush administration, Rivers blew a 3-1 lead with Orlando Magic vs Pistons. During, Obama’s tenure, he gave up on a 3-1 lead vs Rockets while he was already the Clippers coach.
And the 3rd time, in Trump’s administration, it sadly came once again during his tenure with the Clippers.
“Doc Rivers has lost 8 Game 7s in his career. His record in series-clinching games is 14-27, the worst in league history by a mile. While Doc is beloved & respected there’s something that happens to his teams, unless KG is there, in the biggest spots they fold.” — @getnickwright pic.twitter.com/HtNHRsmc2R
— First Things First (@FTFonFS1) September 17, 2020
Nick Wright is on offence, he said Doc Rivers has blown 3-1 leads in the bush administration, the Obama administration and the Trump administration I’m in tears 🤣
— JustVic (@JustVicMusic) September 16, 2020
Sports talk show hosts are notoriously fickle-minded normally. But credit goes to Nick Wright for calling the Clippers out on their lack of consistency and chemistry all through the past NBA season.
It’s high time he got to enjoy saying ‘I told you so’ to his viewers after the disappointments of the last 4 years.