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Clippers Coach Doc Rivers impressed by Barack Obama's humility and grace

Clippers Coach Doc Rivers impressed by Barack Obama's humility and grace

Doc Rivers was saddened by the end of President Barack Obama’s eight-year run in the White House, and not only because Obama was the first African-American — and probably the biggest basketball fan — to occupy the Oval Office.

“Forget all the things that he did — what stands out to me with the president is his humility,” the Clippers coach said Thursday. “We talk about that a lot in the locker room. I think the only way you can be a great team and a great individual is you have to have a sense of humility about you.

“You should also have great confidence, but his grace and humility is what stands...

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