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Patrick Beverley Wouldn't Let LeBron James' Hand Go After He Made A Shot And Earned A Free-Throw: "They're Friends"

Patrick Beverley Wouldn't Let LeBron James' Hand Go After He Made A Shot And Earned A Free-Throw: "They're Friends"

LeBron James and Patrick Beverley shared quite the rivalry during their time in LA. For quite a few years, Beverley and James played for the Clippers and the Lakers respectively and went head-to-head during games, and things often got quite chippy between the two.

And it appears that their rivalry has fostered a little bit of mutual respect between the two, especially since Beverley got traded from the Clippers and landed in Minnesota. During the game, James drove to the basket and muscled his way to 2 points. James earned a trip to the free-throw line, and Beverley tried to joke around with him.

After the shot, Patrick Beverley and LeBron James were walking away, but Beverley decided to grab on to James, and kept holding on to him and wouldn't let go. This move garnered a glare from Russell Westbrook, someone who has his own history with Beverley. The commentators jokingly remarked that LeBron and Beverley are friends.

James had a pretty good night at the free-throw line, making 9 of his 12 shots. In fact, James made history, surpassing Oscar Roberston to go 4th on the NBA's all-time free-throw list. Clearly, LeBron is one of the best runs of his NBA career and has been reaching a lot of milestones recently.

LeBron James reached 36,000 career points. In doing so, he continued his streak of being the youngest scorer to reach a round-number milestone, starting this streak when he surpassed the 1000 point mark in his career. James has been the best star for the Lakers, without a shadow of a doubt.

LeBron has been playing at center for the Lakers over the last few games, a move that has yielded a lot of positive results. And going forward, the Lakers know that they need to follow up LeBron's performances and compliment him in order to get their season back on track.