OAKLAND, Calif. (KTVU) - Monday was a pretty good day for Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers.
The obvious highlight: His team's historic comeback win, after being down 31 points, to stun the Golden State Warriors 135-131 in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series.
But before the game, Rivers shared another high point during his stay in the Bay Area, in a story that served as a reminder of the goodness in people.
The coach recounted how he was in San Francisco earlier in the day, when $2,000 cash fell out of his pocket. It was an act of kindness from a stranger that prevented him from losing that money.
"Shout-out to the San Francisco person at the corner today," Rivers said in a pre-game press conference as he explained what happened. "I was walking down the street. It's a true story. I reached in my pocket to grab my phone and unbeknownst to me, I dropped about two grand on the street. Kept walking, didn't know."
An onlooker noticed, and the coach said that the act of integrity that followed was something you don't often see.
"The guy tapped me on the back and said, 'That's your money.' I don't know a lot of places where that would happen. But it happened today," and then Rivers went on to say that he didn't even get a chance offer up a show of thanks.
"...whoever that was, you could have had free tickets if you hadn't ran away," Rivers said.
The Good Samaritan missed out on an opportunity to watch quite a stunner of a game, although if he's a Warriors fan, perhaps it was for the best.