Clippers coach Doc Rivers (OK, that was weird to type) told the Boston Globe that Spurs coach Gregg Popovich called him after the Spurs' Game 7 loss in the NBA Finals to the Miami Heat and asked for advice on dealing with that kind of a loss. So, that's pretty awesome for multiple reasons. You've got Popovich, who is supposed to be this all-knowing seer, seeking out the counsel of another great coach in this league, and you have Rivers telling him that the pain never goes away. The Celtics lost an ugly Game 7 in an ugly series to the Lakers in 2010 after Kendrick Perkins went down with an ACL tear. The Spurs lost Game 7 in Miami, but that was after the far-more-brutal Game 6 loss that Spurs guard Manu Ginobili later admitted he never really got over. Of course, if we're talking Game 7, you have to remember this as well.
Gregg Popovich called Doc Rivers about dealing with Game 7 loss
CBS Sports | Jul 17