Austin's response to Rose

March, 25, 2011
3/25/11
10:15
AM ET
Mike Buscher for ESPN.comAustin Rivers, son of C's coach Doc Rivers, at work for Winter Park High School.
Austin Rivers, the Duke-bound son of Celtics coach Doc Rivers, discussed Duke, race, the Fab Five and more during a recent conversation with ESPN.com columnist Gene Wojciechowski:

--A DUKE RECRUIT RESPONDS TO ROSE--
You always hear about rivalries where teams don't like each other. Duke-Michigan wasn't a rivalry because of basketball. That was kind of a rivalry because of racial hatred maybe a little bit. [The Fab Five] didn't like the way Duke carried themselves as far as the preppy, white kids, or the black kids who they thought were traitors. That's why they hated them. That's what they told the camera for the documentary. It was, like, "Why are you over there?" I had no idea that situation existed. I didn't know Jalen felt like that. It was kind of weird watching it. It was interesting, though. Everybody's been buzzing about it because of the Fab Five and what they said. "Uncle Tom" … the "bitch." You wouldn't think they'd felt like this.

* Bonus link: Chat with Austin Rivers Friday at 1 p.m.

Chris Forsberg

Celtics reporter, ESPNBoston.com

SPONSORED HEADLINES

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

PODCASTS

High School Football Preview Podcast

The ESPN Boston High School football crew preview the 2015 High School football season.

Field Yates, NFL

ESPN NFL reporter Field Yates covers expectations for Rob Gronkowski, the Patriots' outlook, LeSean McCoy's injury and Alex Smith's contract negotiations with the Chiefs.

Baseball Tonight - Jed Hoyer

Buster Olney and Justin Havens discuss how teams that made major deals have fared since the deadline. Plus, Cubs GM Jed Hoyer on the strange circumstances caused by weather.

TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Jeff Green
PTS AST STL MIN
16.9 1.7 0.7 34.2
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsJ. Sullinger 8.1
AssistsR. Rondo 9.8
StealsR. Rondo 1.3
BlocksB. Bass 0.9