The Los Angeles Clippers have found the perfect way to clear their path to the NBA title. The NBA has launched several programs to take care of the players and their safety at the bubble location in Orlando, Florida. One of the most famous and controversial is the tips hotline, which some players called the ‘snitch’ hotline.
The creation of this hotline raised a lot of eyebrows in the league but not everybody is unhappy with it. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, there have been “multiple tips” filed to the hotline regarding potential protocol violations.
Everybody has something to say about this, including the Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers, who joked saying he accused LeBron and will continue to accuse people until the Clippers have no more rivals for the title.
“I turned in LeBron yesterday,” he joked about the hotline the NBA installed for people to anonymously report players who violate the rules of the campus-like environment amid the COVID-19 pandemic, per Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN. “I turned Pop in today. I am trying to turn all these guys in. … We are going to be the only team left when I am done. … No, I don’t think it’s a problem.”
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) July 16, 2020
He was joking, yes, but he still reminded everybody that this need to be taken seriously and that people should do everything they can to keep their safety.
“This is not some normal thing,” he said. “COVID, obviously, not only can you get sick but you can get other people sick. This is very important for all of us. We want to do our jobs. So having a hotline, I guess that’s important.”
The Clips are currently the No. 2 seed in the West, only behind the Lakers. They still have chances to steal that spot, more so after all their players are fresh and recovered from injuries. To make things better, their first game back is precisely against the Lakers next July 30.