Doc Rivers was fired with ‘blessing’ from Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, says Shannon Sharpe

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Sports analyst Shannon Sharpe says the firing of Doc Rivers happened only because it was approved by the Los Angeles Clippers superstars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.

“This what we know about the NBA that’s different from all the other sports leagues. Superstars run it. Doc Rivers is not at that door without the blessing of you know who. You know that and I know that,” Sharpe said on UNDISPUTED.

“So I hope Paul George sleeps real good at night. I hope Kawhi Leonard sleeps real good at night. Knowing they got a man fired that was the most successful coach in Clippers history. That’s fact!

“Let me tell you what else is fact. In a Game 7 with you up by 12 Kawhi Leonard shot 1/11 in the second half, he scored 2 in the second half. He shot 24% from the floor in the second half of the four losses. And he’s clutch,” Sharpe proceeded to criticize the Clippers superstar.

“Kawhi Leonard and Paul George cost Doc Rivers his job,” Sharpe summed up.