LA Clippers head coach Doc Rivers continues to throw gas on the fire raging between his team and the NBA champion Golden State Warriors.

The Dubs have consistently fired back against any perceived criticism of their title run, and Rivers says it’s surprising how “sensitive” the champs are about everything.

Ahead of their preseason tilt Tuesday night, the Clippers and Warriors traded thinly-veiled shots at each other on Twitter.

May this rivalry never run out of steam.

Per the Bay Area News Group:

“I’m really surprised how sensitive they are about it,” Rivers told reporters Monday. “They are the champions, so they can just be the champions.”

 

Asked about Rivers’ latest comments, Warriors guard Klay Thompson said, “I don’t want to talk about Doc. I’m sick of talking about that dude. Sorry, man.”

 

“I was on that side before,” said Rivers, who won a championship coaching the Boston Celtics. “And you can almost say what you want. So you have the right to say whatever you feel like saying. To the victors go the spoils. They can talk trash. They can talk. They can walk with a swagger. They can do whatever they want. They’re the champs.” […] “It’s up there,” Warriors interim head coach Luke Walton said of the Warriors-Clippers rivalry. “I didn’t know until I got up here. It’s a real rivalry. Two teams that don’t like each other, and it’s hard to find in today’s modern NBA game, and it’s there with these two organizations, and I like it. I think it’s good for basketball.”

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