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Duke's Rivers enjoying his new fame

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08:18 AM ET 07.20 | Even after a Greater NC Pro-Am summer basketball league game, Austin Rivers is a wanted man. That level of attention doesn't seem strange to Rivers. The son of Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers, Austin Rivers was one of the most decorated recruits in the country, ultimately opting to play at Duke. Still, the scene at N.C. Central offered a clue for what life will be like on Tobacco Road for the freshman. "I've been kind of used to this since high school, but it is a little bit different here because North Carolina is more of a basketball state," said Rivers, who went to high school in Winter Park, Fla. "Florida is more of a mixture of football and basketball. I'm kind of getting a taste of how serious it is here, and I love it."

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July 20, 2011  08:35 AM ET

So frickin' what.

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July 20, 2011  08:41 AM ET

4 BB threads today?????

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July 20, 2011  11:24 AM ET

Misleading headline. Rivers is enjoying the pressure and attention of playing in a high-profile basketball environment, where competition is high. Not fame. This is actually a sign of maturity, not ego.

July 20, 2011  12:51 PM ET

This thread's just not worthy of a fever-induced flyby post.

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July 20, 2011  02:17 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Down one thread DocMadLab.

Two down has a nice .gif

July 21, 2011  04:28 AM ET

Good luck coach K trying to handle this one. I saw a half a dozen of his games last year and if his names wasnt Rivers he be playing in a junior college somewhere.

 
July 21, 2011  09:01 AM ET

Traitor!!!

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