Doc Rivers’ daughter tried to prevent the 76ers from trading Seth Curry to Brooklyn in the Ben Simmons deal
Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doc Rivers recently appeared on HBO’s On The Record with Bob Costas.
I’m sure absolutely no one in the city of Philadelphia actually watched Rivers on the HBO show given the fact that the majority of Sixers fans can barely watch the basketball team he coaches, but hey, like I’ve said all week, we’re hurting for content without actual basketball being played so here we are.
Rivers talked about last year’s NBA Trade Deadline and sending Curry, who is his son-in-law, to Brooklyn in the Ben Simmons, James Harden trade and how it was one of the “toughest decisions” he had to make as a coach.
“Trading Seth, I had to deal with my daughter … who had two young babies. That’s a completely different thing,” Rivers explained. “The night before, because there was a rumor it was going to happen, I get a call from my daughter. ‘Listen! Are you gonna do it or not?’ And I said, ‘You know, Callie, I can’t…’ [She says], ‘I’m your daughter!’ I said, ‘Well, Callie, I don’t know. I can’t…’ ‘I’m your daughter!’ That was a tough one.
“Well, she ended up in Brooklyn and she is the happiest ever. And for me, I can still get in my car and in 90 minutes, I can be in Brooklyn, so it turned out okay.” via Ahn Fire Digital
Okay with all due respect to the Curry family, the fact that this was a hard decision for Rivers after dealing with Ben Simmons throughout the previous summer and first half of the season is pretty ridiculous.
Talk about a no-brainer, right?
I guess Rivers had to hear his daughter out because you know, it’s his daughter, but I certainly don’t want her casting doubt about trading her husband while we were trying to rid the city of Ben Simmons. Honestly, I would suggest Doc Rivers also move to Brooklyn to be closer to his daughter.
Curry of course, was a fan favorite in Philadelphia and spent the entire 2020-21 season with the 76ers as well as part of last year before getting shipped to Brooklyn.
Speaking of the Nets, they are an absolute dumpster fire this season, sitting at 6-9 on the year and in 12th place in the Eastern Conference. Unfortunately, the 76ers aren’t much better. They managed to climb back to .500 last weekend and have been enjoying a week off before welcoming Giannis and the Bucks to South Philly tomorrow night.
The 76ers and Nets will play each other on November 22nd at the Wells Fargo Center.
You can almost guarantee cheers for Seth Curry upon his return. As for Ben Simmons, well, it doesn’t look like anyone is cheering for him anymore, whether he’s in Brooklyn or Philadelphia.