Anyone who’s been a fan of the NBA for last few years knows about the beef Russell Westbrook and Patrick Beverly have for each other. It all started when the Beverly was on the Houston Rockets. OKC and Houston met in the 2013 NBA Playoffs in the first round.
OKC had reached the Finals the year before and was expected to heavily challenge the West to reach the Finals again. This was all derailed though in game 2 versus Houston when Westbrook and Beverly collided causing Westbrook to suffer a serious knee injury that kept him out for the rest of the Playoffs and a large portion of the following season.
We all know just how fired up Westbrook gets so it’s easy to see how Beverly would instantly become his most hated opponent since then. These 2 always jaw at each other when they meet and it was no different this season when the 2 clashed heads on Monday.
Beverly fouled Westbrook hard going for a loose ball and instantly the smack talked commenced. Things got heated to the point where police had to called onto the court in order to keep these 2 off each other. Thankfully nothing too serious happened, it was just a measured response to make sure nothing happened.
OKC went on to win 128-110.