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Patrick Beverly makes Jrue Holiday’s life miserable (VIDEO)

Oct 7, 2013, 5:36 PM EDT

People who watched Patrick Beverly go after the ball last playoffs and in the process hit Russell Westbrook wrong and injure his knee last playoffs, them blamed Beverly for trying to make that aggressive play, haven’t watched him play. That’s how he defends — he is a relentless pest. That play was unfortunate, but the no quitting style was in character.

Just asked Jrue Holiday.

The All-Star point guard trade to the Pelicans got pestered into submission by Beverly over the weekend. In the fourth quarter of a preseason game Beverly was picking his pocket, harassing him full court and generally being a nuisance. That’s two minutes of pretty much owning a guy at the NBA level.

Hat tip to Eye on Basketball  and Reddit for finding that.

  1. timb12 - Oct 7, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    If Lin didn’t have that contract, Beverly would be starting in my opinion. He’s always on the court when the game counts. But boy did he eat Holiday’s lunch.

  2. themagicfanguy - Oct 7, 2013 at 6:26 PM

    Large amount of obvious mistakes in this one… Spell check.

  3. csbanter - Oct 7, 2013 at 6:41 PM

    Beverly will be the starter over Lin. Rockets are stuck with a high priced backup in Lin.

    • thebigcaptain2011 - Oct 7, 2013 at 11:15 PM

      That’s not really that bad. I would rather be stuck with that contract compared to some other ones in the league. The contract is for two more seasons. They’ll survive it.

      • adamsjohn714 - Oct 8, 2013 at 12:59 AM

        Plus, he’s young and he could improve. You know what you’re going to get with Amare.

    • wowwowbad - Oct 8, 2013 at 3:58 AM

      Beverly is just over-aggressive. He’s more like try to “hurt” Jrue’s dribbling rather than playing great defense. He did almost same thing to Westbrook last year, which cost the Thunder a lot. I won’t quickly call Beverly a dirty player but he should not continue going beyond the line.

      • thebigcaptain2011 - Oct 8, 2013 at 2:58 PM

        No fouls were called on Bev on any of those plays. It was good, aggressive defensive. I wish you people would make up your mind. Do you want basketball to go back to the way it was in the early to mid nineties? Then Bev represents that style to the fullest. He’ll make an all defensive team this season. Book it.

      • tfyjman - Oct 19, 2013 at 2:07 PM

        I agree with you bad. Not all of those steals were clean. No way he just gets away with that one where he “stripped” the ball from Holiday when he brought it up over his head.

  4. antihypocritz - Oct 7, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    lol @ “stuck win Lin”

    You guys should try watching a game once in a while instead of just hating someone because they’re promoted by the league and ESPN or because you drafted him in your fantasy leagues and didn’t win, or whatever the pathetic excuse for a reason is because he’s actually a pretty good basketball player.

    • bruiserbrigade - Oct 7, 2013 at 9:39 PM

      Lin is an average starter at best. A liability at worst.

      • antihypocritz - Nov 16, 2013 at 11:20 AM

        Right…average. That’s why his PER for this season is 19.37. That explains how he’s shooting 47% from three. And most importantly, that his +/- for the season is +1.9.

        Yup…average.

  5. stayhigh_247 - Oct 8, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    If I was management, I would put Linn in the best situations to look as good as possible, so I could trade his ass. Nice work Beverly! But let me see you do Kyrie, Wall, and Rose like that, then I’ll really be impressed.

  6. thebigcaptain2011 - Oct 8, 2013 at 2:55 PM

    BEVVVVVVVVV!!!!

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