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It also resulted in a reprimand from the
"It's funny, we do something fun and we still get in trouble," said Rivers, who has instructed his players to complete the interviews. "It's just who we are."
"I'm questioning whether or not he practiced that with his wife in front of a mirror," Redick said. "It was too orchestrated, it was not something he did on a whim. It was well thought out."
There's no debating who was the worst performer. Poor
"Cole was pretty bad," center
Said Redick: "Maybe he should go back to getting DNPs, seriously. I don't ever want to see that again."
Jordan said players often jostle for position to enter the locker room and try to ensure that certain players are last given how they played.
"It gets real physical in the back, like a lot of tugging and pulling on jerseys," Jordan said. "And the door is small. Nobody has run into the door yet."
The dancing setup is modeled after the "Soul Train Line" from the popular musical variety television show. Players provide the beat with rhythmic clapping, and howling laughter invariably ensues. Doc Rivers knows when it's safe to enter the locker room.
"When the clapping stops, that means I can come in," Rivers said. "I don't want to witness bad dancing."
Rivers, when asked where Blake Griffin was in his recovery from the partially torn left quadriceps tendon that has sidelined him since Dec. 26, pointed to the All-Star forward running on an anti-gravity treadmill in an adjacent room and said, "He's right there." The only news involving Griffin was that he was named 2015 sportsman of the year by the L.A. Sports Council.
CLIPPERS AT PORTLAND
Where: Moda Center.
On the air: TV: Prime; Radio: 980, 1330.
Records: Trail Blazers 15-22; Clippers 22-13.
Record vs. Trail Blazers: 1-1.
Update: Portland is only two games out of the final playoff spot in the Western Conference largely thanks to superb guard play from