Video: Rockets’ Austin Rivers reacts to Doc Rivers saying Steve Ballmer bought Clippers players equipment
Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is doing whatever he can to make sure his players have proper training facilities in the time of COVID-19. Clippers head coach Doc Rivers told his son, Houston Rockets guard Austin Rivers, the players and coaching staff were given Peloton bikes and weights, among other types of workout equipment.
The Rockets veteran was taken aback by Ballmer’s efforts, saying he has to have done “the most” for his players and coaching staff out of any owner in the league:
Doc added the Clippers were quick to organize a push for buying the bikes and workout equipment, knowing the coronavirus pandemic might have an extended impact on the timeline for the 2019-20 season.
Austin humorously followed up by saying the Rockets have “voluntary yoga sessions,” though he did add most teams are in a similar position.
Of course, Ballmer can certainly afford to make these moves. Forbes estimates his net worth to be $64.3 billion. By comparison, Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta’s estimated net worth is $4.8 billion. Fertitta has come under fire for being cheap, though he insists he’s doing fine financially and won’t sell the team.
Naturally, the added spending capital gives Ballmer quite the leg up over the Rockets owner.
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