It’s a nice Monday Labor Day evening and we’ve all enjoyed a really entertaining Los Angeles Clippers comeback against the Denver Nuggets.
Then in the post game interviews, NBA super troll Patrick Beverley decided to compare the game of Nikola Jokic to Luka Doncic, saying the following:
Clippers’ Patrick Beverley on Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic after Game 3 win: “He presents the same thing Luka Doncic presents: a lot of flailing. He puts a lot of pressure on the referees to make the right calls.” pic.twitter.com/KB7Hs8dTsr— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) September 8, 2020
That he had the gall to complain about calls Jokic gets when the Clippers had a 26-10 free throw advantage is one thing, but it’s utterly amazing Beverley thought to invoke the name of Luka Doncic when trying and failing to make his point.
After all, when Beverley guarded Doncic in game one of the first round of the NBA playoffs, Luka Doncic scored 10 points on in in less than a minute. Read that again: Doncic gave Beverley 10 points in 61 seconds. Don’t believe me? Check the NBA’s match up data.
Doncic embarrassed Patrick Beverley so bad he apparently had an injury the rest of the series.
And the stones of a man who is known primarily for flopping and dirty play to complain about rough calls is amazing. After all, remember these hits?
This you, @patbev21? https://t.co/WxG2oeSdmS pic.twitter.com/7A0fOLBiDc— Dalton Trigg (@dalton_trigg) September 8, 2020
Or this gem here:
Pat Bev: “Luka does a lot of flailing”— James (@JamesDGrambo) September 8, 2020
Also Pat Bev: pic.twitter.com/NiZQVTrZc3
And let’s not forget the time Russell Westbrook ethered PatBev, who had injured him in previous games with questionable physicality:
September 8, 2020
So maybe guard a guy better before invoking his name. Giving 10 points in 61 seconds sounds like a pretty shitty defender if you ask me.