Patrick Beverley Suspended For Violently Shoving Chris Paul From Behind


Update 07/03/2021 2:41pm:

The Phoenix Suns are on their way to the NBA Finals, with players like Devin Booker

and Chris Paul showing and proving during crunch time of the series. Players like

Patrick Beverley of the LA Clippers showed and proved in his own way, giving the Suns a

run because of his defense. However, it seems the incident that he and Paul got into

following the end of the series caused him to be suspended.

Beverley took to Twitter and apologized for the incident following the game, saying his

emotions got the best of him and that the push wasn’t meant for him.” Despite his

gesture, Beverley was reportedly suspended for one game without pay, according to The

Athletic. Since the season is over, the Clippers, Patrick Beverley will miss his first game

back for the 2021-2022 NBA season. Stay tuned for more updates.

source: The Athletic

Original 07/01/2021 4:35pm:

Patrick Beverley’s emotions got the best of him during the Los Angeles Clippers’

elimination loss to the Phoenix Suns last night. Following a late-game run in which Chris

Paul led his team to a controlling lead, Beverley caused a minor altercation between

both teams after he shoved Chris Paul from behind.

After Chris Paul hit a game-sealing three, a timeout was called. As both teams were

making their way towards their respective benches, Paul seemingly muttered something

to Beverley as they passed by each other. Beverley responded by aggressively shoving

Paul in the back, causing him to fall to the floor.

Both teams cleared the bench after the cheap shot but no further violence ensued.

Beverley was ejected from the game and will likely face a suspension at the start of the

next NBA season.

A day after the loss, Beverley publicly apologized to Chris Paul on Twitter and wrote,

“@CP3 emotions got the best of me last night gang. My bad wasn’t meant for you.

Congrats on making it to the Finals. Best of Luck.”

The Suns’ victory over the Clippers secured their spot in the NBA Finals. This will be

Chris Paul’s first trip to the championship series in his 16-year career. The future Hall of

Famer has not publicly responded to Beverley’s apology.

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