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Veteran NBA Player Claims Ball Boy Threatened To Kill Him


LAS VEGAS, NV – OCTOBER 5: Patrick Beverley #21 of the Los Angeles Lakers high fives Russell Westbrook #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers during a preseason game on October 5 2022 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Jeff Bottari/NBAE via Getty Images)

Earlier this week, Los Angeles Lakers guard Patrick Beverley reminisced a couple of time when he received a threat from a ball boy.

Speaking on his “The Pat Bev Podcast,” Beverley brought up a play from the NBA playoffs where the Houston Rockets were facing the Oklahoma City Thunder. Beverley attempted to steal the ball from Russell Westbrook, but unintentionally made contact with Westbrook’s knee.

The Thunder point guard was forced to miss the playoffs in consequence of the injury.

“I had a ball boy threaten to kill me over the Russell Westbrook injury,” he said. “I get to OKC the subsequent game, the law enforcement officials in front.”

“They put a police automotive in front of my house in Houston,” Beverley continued. “I get to the hotel, I’m on the ground by myself. Police guy on the door. I’m looking. I’m going out within the morning for tea or coffee like Starbuck. Police guy is with me. They passing out papers of a young guy’s face… he threatened to kill me. The s— was real.”

In the long run, there was no confrontation – which might be for the perfect.

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