Patrick Beverley harasses Lonzo Ball in Clippers' season-opening win

Arnold Nichols
October 23, 2017

Who is Patrick Beverley?

John Wall saw this coming from a mile away. telling us back in February that National Basketball Association players like Patrick Beverley are gonna come for Lonzo Ball all season long to "leave a statement". You can get him better with the film time and the coaching.

Reportedly, Clippers' guard Patrick Beverley-who had the task of guarding the Lakers' rookie-took a few shots at him after the game.

Ball struggled in his first National Basketball Association regular-season game as the 2017 No. 2 overall draft pick finished with 3 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists in a 108-92 loss.

While just about every commentator (including Snoop) thinks that he's going to end up being a good player, no one - at least on TNT - questioned last night that the rookie's outspoken dad had put him in a tough position.

Getting matched up with Beverley in his first National Basketball Association game was more or less a worst-case scenario for Ball. Because Lonzo's name is attached to it. Let's see what you do the next five games, if you are going to be pumped up towards everybody like that and go back to your 0-for-5 shooting and your two or three rebounds. "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". And for LaVar and is his Big Baller Brand, isn't that what matters most?

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.

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