MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Patrick Beverley wasn’t shy about his enthusiasm over beating his former team to earn a spot in the playoffs.
In his postgame presser after the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Los Angeles Clippers, Beverley told reporters the profanity-laden message he had for his ex-teammates.
“Take they a– home,” Beverley said. “Long flight to L.A., take y’all a– home.”
That wasn’t the only profanity Beverley used with the media, and he went even further on his Instagram account.
In the NBA’s estimation, Beverley went a little too far. The league has fined Beverley $30,000 for his “egregious use of profanity” during his postgame comments.
The Clippers traded Beverley to the Memphis Grizzlies last August, then nine days later was traded to the Wolves. The No. 7-seed Wolves play the No. 2-seed Grizzlies in the first round of the playoffs. The first game is Saturday.