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Doc Rivers angrily rips report of Carmelo Anthony for Blake Griffin trade discussions (VIDEO)

Jan 4, 2014, 9:30 PM EDT

When we brought you the news this morning of a report that stated that both the Knicks and the Clippers have internally (but separately) considered a deal involving Blake Griffin and Carmelo Anthony, we pointed out at the time just how ridiculous it was.

Clippers head coach Doc Rivers agrees, but since he has personnel decision-making authority and it was his star player who was involved, he wasn’t able to simply laugh the report off like the rest of us when asked about it on Saturday.

Rivers was visibly irritated, called it “stupid” more than once and went on to rip the outlet that reported it for its practices.


  1. pbtunpaidwriter - Jan 4, 2014 at 10:26 PM

    Props to Broussard for breaking the “story.” What a joke.

    Why in the world would they ever give up a 25 year old superstar in Griffin for Melo?

    • 00maltliquor - Jan 5, 2014 at 2:23 AM

      Only if Chris Paul says so.

  2. jayyss - Jan 4, 2014 at 10:58 PM

    Why would they make that trade ??? Maybe because the clippers are a win now team not wait 3 more years and hope Blake gets a jumper to compete for a ring

    • stayhigh_247 - Jan 5, 2014 at 12:15 AM

      They don’t need Blake to get a jump shot, they just need to play defense more consistently and learn how to close out games. Melo is my dude, but that would be a dumb trade even for Sterling.

  3. chucknorrissinspiration - Jan 4, 2014 at 11:33 PM

    I’m glad he called espn out like that. It’s for reasons like that, that I haven’t watched espn in over 10 years minus MNF and other games aired on the network from time to time.

    • asimonetti88 - Jan 4, 2014 at 11:54 PM

      Same, can’t stand ESPN. Everything he said is true. They create their own stories they act like they’re “breaking” it.

  4. timb12 - Jan 5, 2014 at 12:08 AM

    He REALLY doesn’t want Carmelo lol.

  5. pillsbury13 - Jan 5, 2014 at 1:04 AM

    Why does the headline say “Angrily rips report?” Angry is Dennis Green yelling “The Bears are who we thought they were…” Talk about a made up story!

  6. 00maltliquor - Jan 5, 2014 at 2:29 AM

    Doc’s in LA now, you’d think he could take better acting classes! The only reason he’s irritated is because the report leaked! I didn’t believe this report at all all the way up until I saw this phony reaction.

  7. money2long - Jan 5, 2014 at 2:38 AM

    carmelo anthony is better than blake griffin

    • 00maltliquor - Jan 5, 2014 at 3:08 AM


      Let it go man, let it go! lol

      You’re still all hyped up from that article this morning?

      • money2long - Jan 5, 2014 at 2:29 PM

        i said that calmly. im just saying my opinion. this is what i truly believe. im not forcing anyone to agree with me.

      • money2long - Jan 5, 2014 at 2:29 PM

        i said that calmly. im just saying my opinion. this is what i truly believe. im not forcing anyone to agree with me.

    • aboogy123456 - Jan 5, 2014 at 3:44 PM

      Wow I wouldn’t think that you’d have to state something so obvious but you’re actually getting more thumbs down than thumbs up. crazyness.

  8. logicalvoiceseys - Jan 5, 2014 at 6:40 AM

    If the Knicks realize they can’t compete with Amare on the roster until 2015, then this trade could happen without Blake Griffin.

    Clippers get Carmelo Anthony

    Suns get DeAndre Jordan, Raymond Felton, Metta World Peace, Willie Green, and Antwan Jamison

    Knicks get Emeka Okafor, Jared Dudley, Reggie Bullock, Byron Mullens, Malik Wayns, 2014 Clippers 1st, 2015 Clippers 1st, 2015 Suns 2nd.

  9. davidly - Jan 5, 2014 at 7:07 AM

    The Fantasy Basketball version of Rick-Rolling, brought to you by the folks at “We told you…” Talk dot com, pretending that they are above the fray by talking about what’s “out there”.

    Both your headline and the report should have been: Reporter reports bogus story about trade The way you framed it, however, displayed nothing more than a dishonest way to generate revenue. Period.

  10. 1historian - Jan 5, 2014 at 8:12 AM

    This ‘story’ has ALL the earmarks of a ‘reporter’ being desperate for a story, he has nothing so he makes one up – throw s..t on the wall and see what sticks, then you have an ‘exclusive’ story. Does it really make any difference who first ‘reported’ this story?

    Meanwhile players – football, basketball, baseball and whatever – get FINED for not talking to these clowns.

    And you wonder why we don’t take you seriously.


  11. 950003cups - Jan 5, 2014 at 9:21 AM

    Nobody is lining up for a guy who demands to be The Man and failed 15 of 15 attempts at a simple jumper for the win at the buzzer.

    • money2long - Jan 5, 2014 at 5:04 PM

      im not sure how accurate your statistics are, but one thing i do know is too bad blake will never be in position to get the opportunity to fail as much.

  12. johngalt1783 - Jan 5, 2014 at 10:23 AM

    It is interesting that ESPN interviewed Doc about this Blake for Melo fantasy deal. Yet no one at ESPN bothered to ask Ujiri if there was any truth to the Lowry trade rumors. ESPN and the N.Y. media just went their own merry way on it and it eventually pretty much ended it with the Dolan nixing a trade that never was story after a local Raptors reporter asked Ujiri if there was any truth to the rumor and Ujiri said no.

    However, recently, I believe tast Friday Ken Burger tried to resurrect the story and wrote that an inside Raptors source told him that Raptors management wants to tank the Raptors. Amazingly enouogh a few NBA websites actually put up that garbage as a legit rumor. SMH

  13. aboogy123456 - Jan 5, 2014 at 1:52 PM

    I really love how the clippers refuse to trade Blake because he generates so much money. They could have traded him for Dwight and they didn’t do it, and now they are missing out on trading for melo. Don’t get me wrong, Griffin is a very good player, but he’s just not in the same realm as guys like dwight howard and carmelo anthony, and those are the types of guys that could help the team make the next step.

    • money2long - Jan 5, 2014 at 2:43 PM

      i thought i woke up in bizzaro world seeing how ppl had elevated blake over carmelo. i thought it was just me.

    • pharohislife - Jan 5, 2014 at 10:04 PM

      I’d rather have Blake moving forward than Melo or Dwight. That’s the smart move.

  14. aboogy123456 - Jan 5, 2014 at 3:23 PM

    Just because people don’t like Dwight or Melo, they find reasons to think that they are not good. With Melo, everyone calls him an inefficient ballhog, but I don’t think that’s his game at all. He HAS to shoot the ball for the knicks to be successful, and he’s actually very good at drawing the double team and making the right pass. The NBA is such a team sport, so if you have good players around you then it’s much easier to be efficient. Melo showed us on Team USA that he’s both efficient and he’s good off the ball. In my view, the clippers have no chance of winning it all with their team right now, but if they make this trade, it does give them a chance

  15. fearthehoody - Jan 5, 2014 at 5:32 PM

    I wouldn’t mind Jordan leaving he’s soft and too inconsist. Actually Blake is soft too, but they can do a lot better than Melo

  16. abchome - Jan 5, 2014 at 6:43 PM

    I like Melo, but really don’t want him on my team. Not a 30-year-old Melo making 23 million, and nevermind a 34-year-old Melo making 30.

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