Minnesota Timberwolves’ guard Patrick Beverley has been published with $30,000 by National Basketball Association (NBA) for his post-game comments announced by the league on Thursday.
“Minnesota Timberwolves guard Patrick Beverley has been fined $30,000 for inappropriate statements during a media interview and on social media, including the egregious use of profanity, it was announced today by Byron Spruell, President, League Operations,” read in a statement released officially by NBA Communications on April 14, 2022.
The official release further stated that the comments were made during a press conference after the game following Beverley’s side’s victory against the Los Angeles Clippers on April 12 at Target Center.
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The point guard hugged his mother Lisa present at the court and said that he wanted the victory so bad. The player told he was so happy to beat the Clippers in the playoffs and that he was sure to be going into the playoffs. “Most of you all, y’all looked at me like I was crazy when I said that. I f****ing told y’all,” continued Beverley. He celebrated by standing in front of the Clippers’ bench pointing toward his jersey screaming, “take they a** home,” reported ESPN.
On Tuesday, this week, Beverley along with Anthony Edwards stood on the scorer’s table while beating the opponent Clippers. The 33-year-old Beverley even got emotional sitting on the bench following the franchise’s advancing to seventh in the Western Conference table to enter the playoffs. They will play against Memphis Grizzlies in Game 1 on Saturday as their playoffs series starts.