ATLANTA, GEORGIA - JUNE 18: Head coach Doc Rivers of the Philadelphia 76ers reacts after their 104-99 win over the Atlanta Hawks in game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at State Farm Arena on June 18, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Sixers Doc Rivers Slammed By Hawks’ Ex-All Star Josh Smith

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The Philadephia 76ers come up short again in game seven of the Eastern Conferences Semifinals against the Atlanta Hawks. This is after securing the number one seed in the Eastern Conference.

After the game, MVP runner up Joel Embiid said it sucks coming up short.

“It sucks to come up short once again,” said Joel Embiid, the only Sixer who wasn’t booed. “There’s a lot of stuff that happened. You know it just felt like this was going to be our year. But whether it was COVID and injuries and stuff, it just sucks.”

Also, after the game, Doc Rivers was asked if Ben Simmons can be the point guard on a championship team.


“I don’t know the answer to that right now,” Rivers said.

Speaking of Rivers, he was the target of former All-Star Josh Smith after the game.

“I finally get why your wife almost left you. You don’t know how to make in-game adjustments. Everybody done figured yo ass out, man.”

“Don’t nobody really like yo cap ass. You losing yo power, n**.”

Smith, who once played for Doc Rivers during 2015-16, was traded to Houston in exchange for the draft rights to Maarty Leunen, according to NBA.com.

Last season Smith spoke out after the Clippers blew a 3-1 lead to the Denver Nuggets in ‘The Bubble.’

The former L.A. Clippers clowned his ex-coach, Doc Rivers, in an Instagram post on Wednesday. The Clippers blew a 3-1 lead to the Denver Nuggets in their second-round series. Like their 3-1 lead at the Houston Rockets in the second round of the 2015 playoff series.

Smith was a member of the Rockets at the time and assisted in orchestrating the comeback. He posted a picture of himself from that 2015 series, and his caption said, “We’ve seen this movie before. In fact I wrote the script. #ByeDoc #The3-1Bum.”

The Atlanta Hawks beat the Sixers 103- 96 to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time in six years.

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Written by Landon Buford

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