Patrick Beverley Takes Aim At Tyrese Haliburton After Lakers Win: “I Remembered His Words, I Took It Kind Of Personal”
Patrick Beverley isn’t someone who needs extra motivation to go out on the floor and play extremely hard. But Thursday’s win against the Indiana Pacers was a bit different for the 34-year old defensive-minded guard.
For Beverley, it was a chance to get a sense of retaliation against All-Star guard Tyrese Haliburton who apparently made some comments about him over their interaction during a game between the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Sacramento Kings last season.
“He [Beverley] looked at me dead in my eyes as I walked off the court and was like you lucky I wasn’t guarding you tonight. I would’ve locked that shit up. I’m like, what?”
Beverley caught wind of Haliburton’s comments and admitted that he took it personal as they went head-to-head on Thursday night.
“I heard Haliburton did an interview a while ago and he mentioned my name and for a first-year guy to mention my name, especially with all the work I’ve done in this league defensively, I felt it was I wouldn’t say disrespectful, but I remembered his words,” Pat Bev said. “I took it kind of personal and I wanted that challenge tonight. Coach gave it to me.”
Pat Bev on Tyrese Haliburton: “For a first-year guy to mention my name…I remembered his words. I took it kind of personal and I wanted that challenge tonight.”
— Lakers Daily (@LakersDailyCom) February 3, 2023