Doc Rivers was candid while discussing Wednesday’s attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump.
The mob stormed the Capitol while attempting an insurrection, and the building was put into lockdown. The attack forced Congress to halt its session to certify the Electoral College results and confirm Joe Biden’s election as president.
It took more than three hours after the insurrectionists broke into the Capitol for police to clear the steps of the building. While retreating into the lawn, mob members shouted, among other things, “This is just the beginning.”
Congress reconvened to certify Biden’s win Wednesday night.
Rivers, the 76ers coach, noticed the differences in law enforcement’s response at the Capitol to the many Black Lives Matter protests this summer.
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Police officers at the Capitol were sometimes subdued against the Trump supporters, some of whom breached the building. Rivers compared those police tactics with others, which included violence, against BLM protesters.
“It basically proves a point about a privileged life in a lot of ways,” Rivers said before his Sixers defeated the Washington Wizards, 141-136, Wednesday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
“You know I’ll say it because I don’t think a lot of people want to,” Rivers said. “Could you imagine today if those…