Jeremiah Rivers is not happy with Bill Simmons calling out his dad

If you went to bed before the final few picks of the NBA draft last night, you missed some very entertaining stuff.  It all began when Bill Simmons sent out this tweet yesterday afternoon:

Late in the second round of ESPN's draft coverage Shelly Smith asked Rivers what he though of Simmons' statement that he'd "quit on the Celtics."  Doc responded with this:
“I would like to call him an idiot, but I’m too classy for that.  I mean that's just his opinion, that didn't happen.  He really needs to know the whole truth, which he doesn’t.”

What followed was some pretty awkward television back at the draft desk with Rece Davis, Jay Bilas, Jalen Rose, and Simmons himself (watch the faces of Bilas and Rose):

Jeremiah Rivers (son of Doc and a member of the Celtics NBDL affiliate Maine Red Claws) took offense to Simmon's "the truth keeps changing" and "just own it" comments, and decided to come to his father's defense via a fairly spectacular twitter rant:

Sticking up for your dad is always cool in my book, but I think Jeremiah could have gotten his point across in 6 or 7 tweets instead of 8.

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