Clippers’ Doc Rivers has a cool story about San Francisco

You wouldn’t expect this from a guy who has had his battles with the Golden State Warriors, but Doc Rivers has a soft spot in his heart for the Bay Area.

At least he does after Monday.

Rivers ended his pre-game press conference with a “shout out to the San Francisco person on the corner today.”

Rivers told his “true story.” He was strolling down the street from the Clippers hotel (the Four Seasons on Market Street) when he reached in his pocket for his phone. The phone wasn’t the only thing that came out of his pocket.

“Unbeknownst to me, I left about two grand on the street and didn’t know it,” Rivers said.

The San Francisco “person on the corner” tapped Rivers on the back and said, “That’s your money.”

Rivers was, to say the least, grateful.

“I don’t know a lot of places that would happen, but it happened today,” Rivers said. “Whoever it was, you could’ve had free tickets if you hadn’t ran away.”

Cool story, Glenn, as Draymond Green likes to say.

But here’s the real question: having $2000 in cash in your pocket while you’re walking down Market Street?

That’s a worse idea that not starting Patrick Beverley on Stephen Curry, as Rivers failed to do in Game 1.

Ann Killion is a San Francisco Chronicle columnist. Email: Twitter: @annkillion

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