Patrick Beverley Gets Ejected After Shoving Chris Paul In Game 6 Loss
Pat Bev was tossed late in Game 6 after shoving Chris Paul during a blowout loss.
How did the incident between Beverley and Paul spark outrage from players and fans alike?
In a dramatic turn of events during Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals, Patrick Beverley, a guard for the Los Angeles Clippers, was ejected after shoving Chris Paul, the star point guard for the Phoenix Suns.
The incident occurred with 5:49 left in the third quarter, with the Clippers down by 40 points to the Suns. Paul had the ball and was making his way up the court when Beverley forcefully pushed him from behind, causing Paul to stumble.
Referees immediately stepped in and issued Beverley a flagrant 2 foul, which led to his ejection from the game. The incident sparked outrage from both players and fans alike, with many condemning Beverley’s actions as unsportsmanlike and unnecessary.
Beverley has a reputation as a feisty and aggressive defender, but this was not the first time that he has found himself in hot water with the league. In 2017, he was suspended for one game after shoving the Houston Rockets’ official scorer during a game.
Following the game, both Beverley and Clippers coach Tyronn Lue expressed regret over the incident. Beverley acknowledged that his actions were unacceptable, stating that “I let my emotions get the best of me.”
Despite the ejection, the Clippers ultimately lost the game 130-103, effectively ending their season. The Suns, meanwhile, advanced to the NBA Finals for the first time since 1993.
The incident between Beverley and Paul is a reminder of the importance of sportsmanship and respect on the court. While competition can often be intense and heated, players must remember to keep their emotions in check and avoid unnecessary or dangerous actions.
As for Beverley, he may face further disciplinary action from the league for his actions. In any case, he will have some time to reflect on his behavior during the off-season, and hopefully come back to the court next season with a renewed focus on sportsmanship and professionalism.