Clippers' Austin Rivers fined $25000 for outburst at fan

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The NBA has fined LA Clippers guard Austin Rivers $25,000 for a verbal outburst directed at a fan on Thursday night at Staples Center, the league announced Saturday.

After the game, Rivers explained to reporters why he responded to the fan in the way that he did while adding a few more colorful words to describe situation.

Hey! This is supposed to be a family-friendly environment, Austin. "He was talking s- about the team, but he was cheering the first half". Austin and DJ, y'all need help.

This is how bad it's gotten for the Los Angeles Clippers this season: Now their own fan base is trash talking them during a game. I don't like that.

Yikes. We hate to hear about our fans acting fake during games, and this is especially weird behavior for a fan who paid to sit courtside.

"He was talking sh** about the team, not even me".

Rivers should nearly certainly expect to hear from the National Basketball Association on this one. Furthermore, the Duke product is having his best season yet, as he's averaging a career-high 13.8 points through 20 games.

While Rivers is used to fans heckling him over the fact that his dad is the coach, this fan apparently wasn't angry about that.

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