Following Chris Paul's exit from the Los Angeles Clippers last offseason, Steve Ballmer asked to meet with him.

Ballmer wanted to gain insight from Paul on why he left and also to share his thoughts on the state of the franchise.

Sources say Paul told Ballmer that Doc Rivers was one of the contributing factors on why he left.

Many of the longtime Clippers from that era noticed how Rivers grew frustrated with his inability to manage the locker room and began to act out himself. Some of the Clippers also noticed how Rivers takes on a salesmanship personality but could also fudge the truth.