The Los Angeles Lakers shall be without guard Patrick Beverley for his or her next three games. The NBA suspended Beverley on Thursday after he shoved Deandre Ayton within the back during a game against the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday.
In its statement, the NBA said Beverley’s “history of unsportsmanlike acts” played a job within the length of the suspension.
The incident occurred with slightly below 4 minutes to play within the fourth quarter of a 115-105 Suns win. Suns star Devin Booker fouled Lakers guard Austin Reaves within the paint. Ayton approached Reaves and Beverley took exception to that. He shoved Ayton to the bottom, resulting in Beverley getting ejected. Booker received a flagrant 1 foul for his actions.
After the sport, Booker called out Beverley, saying he must “stop pushing people within the back, man.”
Beverley, 34, is averaging 4.1 points and a couple of.9 assists in 14 games with the Lakers. He’ll start serving his suspension Friday.
Patrick Beverley was suspended three games after pushing Deandre Ayton within the back. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)