los angeles lakers guard patrick beverley he has always been known as a chipy player, willing to mix it up on the pitch when necessary.
His coolness led to a three-game suspension last week after pushing Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton in the back, knocking him to the ground in a game in Phoenix.
Beverley said he was simply defending his teammate after Suns guard Devin Booker fouled on Austin Reaves of the Lakers – throwing him to the ground – which was later deemed flagrant-1.
LAKERS’ PATRICK BEVERLEY SUSPENDED THREE GAMES FOR PUSHING SUNS’ DEANDRE AYTON
Ayton then appeared to step onto Reaves, which was when Beverley put a shoulder into Ayton’s back and sent him down the pitch.
It is true that Beverley said she would do it again.
On the latest episode of «The Pat Bev Podcast,» Beverley opened up about the altercation with Ayton, saying she wouldn’t change anything about her reaction.
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«Fuck that,» Beverley said. «F— him. We’re not going for that s—.»
«I’m a team team. You can ask the people who played with me, ask the superstars who played with me,» he continued. «There’s a reason guys want me on their team after finding out about the trade this summer.
«Very unfortunate situation, you know. And if I could replay it, I’d do the exact same thing.»
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After the game, Lakers head coach Darvin Ham supported Beverley, saying he was not upset with his player for shoving Ayton.
«From what I saw, Ayton was standing there ready to go over (Reaves),» Ham said. «I’m not mad at (Beverley). He’s out there protecting his teammate and I’m sure he’s going to have to go through some kind of consequence for that, but that’s what we have to be. Teams need to know they just can’t «. push us».
Beverley returned to the court on Wednesday against the Portland Trail Blazers, scoring five points in 22 minutes in the Lakers’ 128-109 win.