Beverley, who was traded from the Rockets to the Clippers this offseason, is an extreme and in a way could not have been a worse matchup for Ball in his debut. Beverley never mentioned Ball's name specifically.
In a post-game interview, Beverly explained that he was just welcoming the young kid to the National Basketball Association.
The 31-year-old Florida product finished with five points, two rebounds, two assists and three steals, and played with a lot of hustle, by battling for loose balls throughout the game.
After the game, Clippers guard Patrick Beverley appeared to gloat about shutting Ball down, yelling "weak ass m--f--, bring him out on the court with me and I will tear his ass up", according to ESPN. He said Beverley played great defense on him, adding that he "knows his job, and he does it very well". "'I'll leave it up to you to take him further".More news: Nintendo Switch's latest firmware update brings new features
About a month ago, LaVar Ball said a typical LaVar thing about his son Lonzo, and the blogs wrote about it in typical blog fashion, and the Twitters tweeted about it in typical Twitter fashion. "And your check still ain't going to go no higher than what it is".
Back when LaVar Ball was first firing up the Lonzo-hype machine, we spoke with Wall about how LaVar's braggadocious statements could affect the Lakers rookie on the court. Here's what Patrick Beverley had to say about the matter. Because Lonzo's name is attached to it.
"I just looked at him like I looked right past him because he's nobody", LaVar told ESPN. "But you put my son's name in it and you put my name in it, now you got some action and you got some people talking".