Clippers Patrick Beverley Ejected For Throwing Ball At Fan

Ruben Hill
December 6, 2018

Beverley grabbed the ball and threw it at Knobler, who Beverley told reporters said "f-- your mother" a few times.

One of the surest ways to catch a fade in the streets and overseas is to talk about another person's mother. Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley didn't get quite get to edge up a Dallas Mavericks fan who allegedly threw a shot at his mom, but he did toss a ball at the man's family jewels.

With 9:10 remaining in the fourth quarter, Beverley and Harrison Barnes dove and battled on the ground for a loose ball - with Dennis Smith Jr., who had had his tooth knocked out by Beverley accidentally earlier, charging in with a cheap shot - and a jump ball was called.

The Los Angeles Clippers had been tipped to secure their fifth straight National Basketball Association (NBA) win at Dallas after the Mavericks' leading scorer and Rookie of the Year front runner Luka Doncic was ruled out through injury.

"I told the referee, I told security", Beverley told reporters after the game, "if no one is going to control the fans, what are we supposed to do as players?"

Clippers: Coach Doc Rivers on Beverley's technical: "I told him it's the life we live and you got to turn the other cheek even though I know it's hard, but we can't get technicals. But I will stand for my morals and family is important to me". "So, still, I told him at the end of the day, it's not right". We just have to walk away. One thing is for sure, the league and security, needs to take player's claims more seriously in this situation.

Beverley attempted to apologize to the Mavericks bench after the incident.

The fan, Don Knobler, told ESPN's Tim MacMahon that he made a comment about Patrick Beverley's mother, but did not use a curse word.

DeAndre Jordan said he didn't have any extra incentive Sunday night in his first meeting against his former team. It happened to me here after I tried to handle it in a different way. He told the refs and Mavs security about it, but they didn't intervene.

"Of course, I'm not praising me getting kicked out of a game".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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