Los Angeles Clippers veteran guard Patrick Beverley was involved in two very interesting incidents during the team’s game on Sunday night against the Dallas Mavericks.
First, Beverley knocked out one of Dennis Smith Jr.’s teeth.
Patrick Beverley knocked out one of Dennis Smith Jr.'s teeth 😬 pic.twitter.com/PzaiGNpAXO
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 3, 2018
And in the fourth quarter, Beverley was ejected for throwing the ball at Mavericks superfan Don Knobler.
Patrick Beverley ejected for throwing ball at Don Knobler pic.twitter.com/YWtw3PnMme
— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) December 3, 2018
After the game, Beverley told ESPN that Knobler said, “Fuck your mother.”
Beverley said the fan twice told him, “F— your mother,” and that led to his reaction and ejection with 9:10 remaining in the Clippers’ 114-100 loss.
“I told the referee, I told the security,” Beverley told reporters. “I mean, I’ve never gotten ejected out of a game since I’ve been in the NBA. You know, I play hard, I play within the lines, of course. I play within the rules, of course. I’ve never been ejected in my career in the NBA, but I’m a grown man. I have morals. Of course, God is first, family is second for me, and I stand firmly behind that.
“I just, I can accept the ‘F— you, Beverley,’ the ‘F— you, Pat,’ but out of the lines of my mother, anybody who knows me, man, knows I’m a family-first guy, and there’s some things that are unacceptable. After I told the refs, I told security, the Dallas security, told both of them and again, he said it again. So if no one going to control fans, what are we supposed to do as players?”
Knobler told ESPN that he didn’t use profanity, but that he did insult Beverley’s mother.
According to Knobler, he did not use profanity, but he admitted to insulting Beverley’s mother.
According to Knobler, he told Beverley, “You’re a dirty player,” after a Beverley elbow broke Mavs point guard Dennis Smith Jr.’s tooth. After Beverley responded, Knobler replied, “Your mother,” the fan told ESPN.
As for the actual game, the Mavericks came out on top, 114-110.