"He is the most like Jordan that we've seen," Rivers said on SportsCenter. "Like, there's a lot of great players. LeBron [James] is phenomenal. KD [Kevin Durant] is phenomenal. But he is the most like him. Big hands, post game, can finish, great leaper, great defender, in-between game, if you beat him to the spot, bumps you off. Then, you add his 3-point shooting."
"I would just say Doc has been at this for a long time," Silver said. "It's not a fun part of my job ever fining anyone. And I understand the interest of the media in hearing a coach's view about a current NBA player, but it's something where there's a bright line in this league and you're not allowed to do it.
"And head coaches or team executives in those positions, you just say, 'I'm not permitted by the league to respond to that question.' And it's a balance of interest. I understand that. But he unfortunately crossed a bright line."
Leonard can become a free agent this summer. The Clippers are expected to pursue the star forward in free agency.