I’m sure Austin Rivers has ALL kinds of stories about being Doc Rivers’ son. He recently revealed a certain current NBA player that used to scare him as a teenager. Check it out…
If you had to pick the one former member of the Boston Celtics who struck fear into the hearts of children, you’d probably guess Kevin Garnett. But you’d be wrong.
It turns out Paul Pierce was the one who used to scare kids, at least the teenage sons of former Celtics coaches Doc Rivers and Paul Pressey. Their respective offspring, Austin Rivers and Phil Pressey, are now NBA players themselves, but there was a time when the sound of Pierce’s voice sent them scurrying.
“We used to be there shooting before practices and games,” Austin Rivers told Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald. “Then he would come up and say, ‘Y’all got to get off. It’s our turn now.’ We were like, all right. We were scared of him at that point.”