Austin Rivers' Brother Defends Clippers Guard, Challenges ESPN Insider to Fight

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistMarch 16, 2016

Anybody who goes at the Rivers family better be prepared to deal with UC Irvine freshman Spencer Rivers.

Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers—who had four points in 18 minutes—and coach Doc Rivers couldn't do enough to keep the team from suffering a 108-87 loss at the hands of the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday. While it was a rough night for the Rivers family on the court, it was also an eventful time on social media.

It's not clear what led to the tweet, but it appears as though Spencer took issue with something ESPN insider Amin Elhassan said:

It is important to note (h/t Complex's Chris Yuscavage) that Spencer and Elhassan have some history together, with the basketball player calling the ESPN employee a troll last year.

This time around, there was an interesting exchange between the two:

Not wanting her brother to get too caught up in this beef, Callie Rivers stepped in:

It doesn't appear as though this beef is serious enough to head to Temecula—but there's no denying there's some bad blood present.

[Twitter]

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