The NBA has changed beyond recognition over the last few decades.
Most players aren’t shy about responding to their fans or haters on social media.
They also use podcasts as a platform to share opinions about anything happening around the league.
Austin Rivers frequently makes appearances on such podcasts to speak his mind about everything related to the NBA.
Rivers recently responded to a tweet by NBACentral claiming that Miles Bridges called him out on social media.
“Nah this can’t be about me,” Rivers responded.
Nah this can’t be about me 😂. I’ve gotten good minutes on every team I have played on, with exception of last year. Situation matters..and I stand by what I said about Melo..straight up! He needs pieces around him with high character. Stop worrying about me and go be one again🤫 https://t.co/X7WfffaQH4
— Austin Rivers (@AustinRivers25) September 21, 2023
Rivers straight away rejected the notion that Bridges was talking about him in his rant.
Rivers mentioned how he has always been a crucial player for every team that he has played on throughout his career.
The 31-year-old also backed up his previous claim about LaMelo Ball needing more help around him.
While Ball has shown signs of stardom during his first three seasons with the Charlotte Hornets, Rivers believes that the young star needs teammates with high character around him.
Ball has averaged 19.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 7.3 assists per game in his career.
He was on the way to having a breakout year in the 2022-23 NBA season, but his campaign was cut short due to an ankle injury.
Ball ended up featuring in just 36 games for the Hornets last season.
The impact of Ball’s absence was visible on the Hornets’ record last season as they finished 27-55.
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