Doc Rivers confirms special treatment of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, says he fought it

Paul George, Kawhi Leonard
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Doc Rivers, now the head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers, confirmed the rumors that the Los Angeles Clippers superstars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George were given special treatment last season.

Reports suggested that Leonard and George were able to pick games they wanted to play, to cancel practices, among other things. It had a negative effect on the team chemistry as not all players agreed with the powers the two superstars had.

“A lot of it is true,” Rivers conceded to Jackie MacMullan of ESPN. “There was special treatment, but what people don’t understand is I was the guy who didn’t like it and was fighting it.”