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NBA coaches' best motivational tactic is taking players' money and stashing it in a locker room ceiling

How much cash is there in NBA locker room ceilings? Doc Rivers did something as coach of the Celtics that is now the stuff of legend: It’s true: Following a win over the Lakers last February, Celtics coach Doc Rivers demanded $100 each from Boston's players, coaching staff, and even team managers. He stuffed the dough in an envelope, and told his team - his entire traveling organization, really - that they can have the money back the next time they play the Lakers inside the Staples Center.
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