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Austin Rivers Gets Into Heated Confrontation After Heckler Insults His Dad

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Houston Rockets guard Austin Rivers was not happy with a heckler Sunday.

A man shouted out to Rivers as he walked to the court that his dad Doc “sucks at coaching.” Austin spun around and immediately confronted the man.

Judging from the video, the former Duke star was extremely upset.

This is just another classic example of fans being absolute morons. There’s no chance in hell he would have said Rivers’ dad sucked if there wasn’t a barrier between them. (RELATED: Duke Basketball Star Zion Williamson Throws Down 360 Dunk Against Clemson)

Rivers should have just risked it and jumped the gate. We would have found out real quick how tough this heckler thought he was.

 

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Look, you’re an idiot of epic proportions if you’re trying to piss off pro athletes. Buy a ticket to the game to enjoy the action.

Don’t pop off and get into altercations. That’s absurdly stupid. Literally nobody will side with some random clown over the athlete getting heckled.

I would have probably reacted the same way if I was Rivers. You can’t let people just taunt you in that manner and not respond.