Patrick Beverley threw shade at Lonzo Ball on Wednesday when he said “easy” was the first word that came to mind when he thought about the Laker’s young point guard.
Beverley’s interview with Scott Van Pelt on Sportscenter also showed Beverley saying he was “pissed” about the Houston Rockets. The team traded Beverley in a package for Chris Paul, and Beverley may even play his old team in the playoffs.
Ball, who hasn’t played since Jan. 19th with an ankle injury, has been ruled out for the season and has stated he wants to focus on his recovery rather than the Lakers up-and-down offseason.
However, that didn’t stop Beverley for calling out Ball for being “easy”, and the pair have had intense matchups in the past. To add insult to injury, the Clippers are well on their way to the playoffs while the Lakers are going home.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 14, 2019
If you look at the statistics, Beverley may have a right to call out Ball. According to Justin Russo of the Settle Down podcast, Ball has only scored 5 points in 47 possessions against Beverley.
In 47 possessions against Patrick Beverley in his career, Lonzo Ball has 5 points. https://t.co/Ewjm0u2R6Z
— Justin Russo (@FlyByKnite) March 14, 2019
This wouldn’t be as entertaining if Beverley hadn’t had Ball to a three-point performance during his NBA debut last season. On top of that, he told Marc J. Spears of ESPN.com that Ball was a “weak as* mother******” and that they should “bring him out on the court with me and I’ll tear his as* up”.
It’s clear Beverley still has ill feelings for Ball.