The rivalry between the two has been well documented over the years, with Beverley saying previously that it dates all the way back to his high school days.
Beverley discussed the Suns’ embarrassing loss Monday morning on both ESPN’s First Take and Get Up, where he blasted Chris Paul for his performance with the series on the line last night.
He had some extremely bold criticism of Paul, saying that the Suns should have benched Paul instead of Deandre Ayton and that he “can’t guard anybody..he’s a cone” as well as adding that he should be getting the same type of criticism as Brooklyn Nets guard Ben Simmons.
.@patbev21 says the Suns should've benched Chris Paul instead of Deandre Ayton 👀
"They benched the wrong person. They should've benched Chris."
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) May 16, 2022
“CP can’t guard nobody man. Everybody in the NBA know that. … He’s a cone. … Give him the Ben Simmons slander.”
— ESPN (@espn) May 16, 2022
It was certainly a pretty aggressive attack on Paul from Beverley, which had many around the NBA world commenting on Beverley’s harsh critiques.
Patrick Beverley woke up early, pressed his tallest white tee and polished his black Nike Air Force 1’s, then went to the ESPN studio to talk shit about Chris Paul. The commitment to being a hater is truly commendable.
— Dylan Park (@dyllyp) May 16, 2022
Patrick Beverley: “Chris Paul is a cone”
Also Patrick Beverley… pic.twitter.com/zzdS8V5MVK
— Ben Golan (@BenjaminGolan) May 16, 2022
— Michael Lozano Jr. (@michael_loz) May 16, 2022
Patrick Beverley woke up at 4:45 am this morning itching to do this https://t.co/xTTIqaZUSf
— BUM CHILLUPS AKA SPENCER HALL (@edsbs) May 16, 2022
We typically don’t see media members go after players as hard as Beverley did towards Paul, but considering Beverley is still an active player with a long history with Paul, it makes some sense. And many around the NBA world are applauding Beverley and see him as someone who could be excellent as an NBA analyst once his playing career is done.
Keep @patbev21 on tv the rest of the playoffs
— Armando Bacot Jr. (@iget_buckets35) May 16, 2022
RT if Patrick Beverley should go on more sports shows
— Cameron Magruder (@ScooterMagruder) May 16, 2022
— Paul Scheer (@paulscheer) May 12, 2022
Patrick Beverley has a future on TV if he wants it. Fits right in with the current media wave. He is killing Chris Paul right now
— Robert Littal BSO (@BSO) May 16, 2022
— Abe Kanan (@abekanan) May 16, 2022
How Fox Sports gonna be whenever Pat Bev is ready to retire and do TV pic.twitter.com/DrMEqLGiKW
— Tristan Garnett (@TristanJGarnett) May 16, 2022
Beverley’s recent appearances on ESPN programming have definitely been a change of pace for the network.
He has always played with an edge to him, and it appears that his style on camera is about as authentic as it gets.
Regardless, it definitely doesn’t look like Beverley and Paul will be squashing their beef anytime soon. And with Beverley set for further ESPN appearances Tuesday, there could be more to come here.
[ESPN NBA on Twitter]