*Wednesday became an emotional day for Doc Rivers as he shed tears before his Los Angeles Clippers took on the Portland Trailblazers.
During a pre-game interview, the former NBA player-turned coach touched on the Clippers’ uncertain future, in light of the team facing elimination in the first round playoff series against the Trailblazers. From there, a reporter asked about a person that keeps him focused and encouraged, which resulted in Rivers tearing up.
“I don’t know,” Rivers said before clarifying his emotional response. “I’m not crying over being discouraged. He made me think about my mom. That would have been the person.”
Rivers’ emotion is very much felt, in light of his mother, Betty, dying in June 2015. The coach’s comments come as Clippers star leading scorers Chris Paul and Jamal Crawford are out for the rest of the season. The team ended up losing Game 5 to the Trailblazers, which lead the series 3-2 after their 108-98 winning. The Clippers and the Trailblazers will square off again for Game 6 on Friday at Portland.
To see Rivers’ emotional pre-game interview, check out the video below:
In other news, Petey Pablo is revisiting the world of bankruptcy.
Bossip reports the rapper (real name Moses Barrett III) filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy in his home state of North Carolina again after filing earlier this month. In his voluntary petition for individuals filing for bankruptcy, Pablo claims to only have assets amounting to $50,000, while his liabilities amount to around $50,000 as well.
Although Pablo didn’t specify on his statement when filing which debts he currently had and his assets, Bossip took note of a few of the creditors the rapper owes, which include Ford Motor Credit, Enterprise Car Rental, Planet Fitness, among others
Petey Pablo’s legal troubles isn’t the first time he has ended up filing for bankruptcy. In 2009, the entertainer, who is best known for hits such as “Raise Up” and “Freek-A-Leek,” filed for bankruptcy. The following year, Pablo was sentenced to prison for attempting to carry a stolen firearm on to a commercial flight.
Despite his setbacks, Pablo found a new beginning after being from prison in 2014 when he made an appearance on the hit Fox show “Empire” with Terrance Howard. Since 2009, the rhymesayer filed for bankruptcy two other times. As it turned out, those cases were dismissed, in light of Pablo failing to make payments on his re-payment plan to his creditors.
Previous documents Pablo filed during his bankruptcy in 2009 revealed his assets were valued at $560,000 while his liabilities were in the range of $850,000.