On Thursday, the
Price hit Rivers on the side of his head with a forearm while Rivers was attempting a layup in Wednesday's 109-102 victory by the Pelicans (4-3) over the Lakers (1-7), with 9:11 left on the clock in the fourth quarter. Price was ejected from the game.
The play can be seen on NBA.com
"I didn't like seeing my son go down, but it's part of the game. I had zero concern with it, to be honest," said Rivers before practice. "I know Ronnie a little bit. In this day, it's a flagrant 2, but that old move where you try to swipe and hit the head happened a lot when we played."
"It wasn't a dirty play. It just happened," he continued. "I was surprised it was a [flagrant] 2, but that's the day we're in."
Price will sit out Friday night when the Lakers host the
Ben Bolch contributed to this report.