Skip to main content

Austin Rivers opens up about facing the Warriors "I'm tired of that f**king team."

Austin-Rivers-Steph-Curry

It's known that part of human nature is taking pleasure in seeing the mighty fall - it's called schadenfreude. The Golden State Warriors were on the receiving end of it for the past few years. A lot of people were looking forward to their fall and the opportunity to take revenge after so many embarrassing losses.

After a two-year playoff hiatus, the Dubs are the best team in the NBA and are looking ripe for another title run in 2022, thanks to the brilliance of former MVP Stephen Curry. While Warriors fans are glad, I'm sure many of Curry's peers were hoping to get their shot at a title and are displeased by Golden State's recent resurgence. One player who is not particularly happy about the Warriors' performance is Austin Rivers, a competitive young guard who had his fair share of battles with Curry and the rest of the crew in Golden State.

"I hate to see it. I don't like it one bit. I'm tired of that f**king team… they got a good mix of young talent, good vets…" - Austin Rivers

Austin Rivers, NBC Sports

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles

Rivers spent some time with the Houston Rockets backing up Chris Paul during those years they were facing the Warriors in the playoffs, so the bitterness from Rivers is warranted. Austin is so competitive that he got into a taunting match with his dad, Doc Rivers, when Doc was still coaching the Los Angeles Clippers. In a league where guys all seem to be buddies from their AAU days, Rivers is a breath of fresh air that keeps competition and friendship separate. 

How do we know that? Well, he isn't afraid to take jabs at other players or teams as he is doing with the Warriors in this instance. However, Rivers is also very respectful and supportive of other peers doing incredible things for the game. Last week, he went on IG live and talked about LeBron James' longevity. This achievement is often used to discredit LeBron's accolades over a nineteen-year career. In his most recent rant, Rivers called out Warriors fans for not supporting Andrew Wiggins and only being by his side now that Wiggins has been key to the Warriors' impressive season.

We need more guys like Austin to help bring back the animosity that made the NBA so entertaining in the 1990s, so to the next generation; it's time to step it up.

Kevin Durant responds to the notion that the Golden State Warriors replaced him with Andrew Wiggins and still made it to the NBA Finals

Kevin Durant responds to the notion that the Golden State Warriors replaced him with Andrew Wiggins and still made it to the NBA Finals

When posed with the question of whether the Warriors replaced him with Wiggins, Durant responded by basically saying Warriors fans need to get over him leaving

Steph Curry and Draymond Green predicted the Warriors will be back in the NBA Finals

Draymond Green and Steph Curry predicted that the Golden State Warriors will again be in the NBA Finals: "Don't want to see us next year"

We look back at the predictions Green and Curry made over a year ago when everyone thought the Warriors are finally done

I do think if I played in 2022 I would do well” - Muggsy Bogues believes he could succeed in the modern NBA

“I do think if I played in 2022 I would do well” - Muggsy Bogues believes he could succeed in the modern NBA

Bogues found a way to make a name for himself in the NBA during the 1990s, but would he have been as successful in the modern era of the NBA?

Giannis makes it clear why L.A. might not be the right place for him

Giannis Antetokounmpo on why L.A. is not the right place for him: "This city's not for me."

Giannis thinks Los Angeles is no the right city for him after visiting an expensive restaurant

dennis-rodman-madonna-min

Dennis Rodman on his first night with Madonna: "I wasn't the only one there!"

Rodman also once revealed Madonna offered him $20 million to get her pregnant. What a crazy relationship!

Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade

That time the NBA banned Dwyane Wade's migraine goggles

The NBA cited a rather odd reason for banning the tinted goggles.

slava-medvenko-min

Former Laker and two-time champion talks about his experience fighting for Ukraine versus Russian invaders

Switching from an NBA court to a battlefield seems like a movie script, but that is the reality for the former NBA player.