Austin Rivers Fires Back at Warriors Announcers for Mocking Him, Accent of His Teammate

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A heckling Thunder fan called out Austin Rivers for being "soft" after he was ejected from the game for heckling Rivers' family all night long

Austin Rivers isn’t having it.

Warriors TV announcers Bob Fitzgerald and Kelenna Azubuike are under fire after they appeared to target the Denver Nuggets guard and his teammate, Facundo Campazzo.

During the Warriors-Nuggets game, Rivers was at the free-throw line when the two announcers talked about Rivers’ time with the LA Clippers under his father Doc.

They were not too kind.

“He got a big contract extension when, oh wait, his dad was the coach,” said Fitzgerald. “Seemed to work out alright.”

“Are you saying there was some nepotism there?” asked Azubuike.

“I’m just saying, if you’re gonna give the money, might as well give it to your kid,” Fitzgerald added.


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Not too long after they decided to tear Austin Rivers a new A-Hole, the two announcers ripped Rivers teammate Campazzo, who was arguing a foul call. Azubuike proceeded to mock the accent of the Argentinian Campazzo.

“Campazzo likes to get scrappy and then look aggrieved all the time,” Fitzgerald said.

“See, this is how you lose your credibility,” said Azubuike. “He cannot believe they called that on him. That was clearly a foul. He instigated it. He got up under Andre [Iguodala].”

“Well, what’s the main sport in Argentina?” asked Fitzgerald.

“Soccer, that’s what I was thinking,” replied Azubuike. “He looked like a soccer player there.

“‘How can you call this?’” Azubuike added in a derisive accent. “‘I was wronged!’”

Watch below:

Rivers fired back at the two announcers in an Instagram comment after the game.

“Think this kinda funny … especially since it’s coming from a guy who has never played a game of basketball in his life,” wrote Rivers. “His comments on myself and Facu were beyond disrespectful. I averaged 11 ppg, 12 ppg, and 16 ppg of the bench for a loaded Clippers team. While being a two-way player … yet he called me overpaid?

“Do u know how many guys in league made more than me while not doing half as much?!” Rivers added. “And still do now! But because my last name, it’s an easy diss and cop out. For sure unprofessional.”

Some announcers just don’t get it.

The old guard will eventually be gone, if not cancelled before then..


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