June 1, 2023

Patrick Beverley on shoving Deandre Ayton: “I would do the exact same thing”

Lakers point guard Patrick Beverley says he would shove Deandre Ayton again if he could turn back time. He talked about the incident and the suspension on The Pat Bev Podcast with Rone.

“I seen the Austin Reaves play from my angle. Gets hit in nose…,” Pat Bev recalled how the altercation started. “I don’t even see people, I just see people with other jerseys… So, I see Phoenix Suns guy woo, I see other Phoenix Suns guy slaps ball standing over and I’m like ‘Na, we ain’t having that sh*t.’ I gave him a little body check…

“If was to body check a guy like that in the game, they wouldn’t fall over of course. It was just unfortunate that AR was laying on the ground, so the bump really threw him off balance and tipped over AR. It happened fast.

“Unfortunate as f*ck, national TV game, you don’t want to be viewed as that. But f*ck that, f*ck that, f*ck that, f*ck that, f*ck him, like, we’re not going for that sh*t. And it’s not like f*ck him f*ck him, but I’m team team.

“You can ask people who’s playing with me, ask superstars that play with me. It’s a reason why guys want me on their team after they heard about the trade this summer. I’m all about team team. Very unfortunate situation. If I could put it back again, I would do the exact same thing.”

Beverley also revealed the three-game suspension cost him $268,000 in salary. He took to social media to react to the loss. “Got that deposit today. And boyy I tell U @NBA Yal don’t play no games with them fines sheesh,” he tweeted.