I fail to see how this is any different from the Marcus situatio
And this is where I think we're disagreeing. Maybe you aren't being as negative as I'm picking up, but I don't see this as anything close to Marcus Thornton.
Marcus Thornton was
2) Was unique on the roster in his skillset as a competent wing scorer and was something that had been on most fans wish lists for years.
3) Was a scorer in a league where fans value offense more than defense.
4) There were enough holes on the roster that the argument wasn't just that he should get more minutes, but that he should be starting.
5) The media cared about Marcus Thornton getting minutes.
Rivers is at best 4th on the guard depth chart, not 2nd. The things he is best at currently are defense and ball protection. I will give him play creation too, but 2 of the 3 things he currently does well don't get most fans excited.
people just want them some more AR.
Do most people want Rivers more than Roberts? I think they do. Are they willing to "get ugly" over who gets the 5th guard minutes? I think you may have taken a concept most could agree on, Rivers should get more time, and Alejandroed it with over the top inflammatory rhetoric. That may not have been the direction you were trying to go, but I think that's what happened here.