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Doc Rivers’ son has best response to Donald Sterling’s alleged comments

Doc Rivers’s son had an eloquent response. (Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP)

Jeremiah Rivers, the son of Los Angeles Clippers Coach Doc Rivers, had perhaps the best response of all to the audio tape of racially charged comments allegedly made by owner Donald Sterling.

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Magic Johnson, DeAndre Jordan and the NBA have responded, with NBA Commissioner expected to address the matter in an 8:30 p.m. EDT press conference tonight. But Jeremiah, the older brother of New Orleans Pelicans guard Austin Rivers and the eldest son of the Clippers coach, took to Twitter for enlightened, thoughtful comments.

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