Rivers Says He’s Confident, Not Cocky
Duke guard Austin Rivers was one of six prospects that worked out for the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday. Rivers is the son of Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers.
Are you tired of hearing people call you “cocky”?
(Rivers:) People call me cocky but it’s — I don’t know what it is. I just have a lot of confidence in myself. But in a good way. I’ve always tried to be a good spirit in the locker room. I’ve always been a good teammate. I have good relationships with all my friends. If you look at all the great players in the game, Kobe, Kevin Durant, LeBron, if you don’t say they’re not cocky… they are cocky. You have to be cocky and you have to have an ego to be good. It’s a matter of having a healthy ego. You don’t want to be arrogant or feel like you’re entitled to stuff. That’s something I’m not. I have a lot of confidence in myself and I try to share that with other players. I just try to be a leader. I think at the end of the day you have to have an attitude where you can do anything and that’s what I have.