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Rockets’ Patrick Beverly looks like Bane when he works out

Aug 15, 2014, 8:45 AM EDT

I haven’t formally checked, but I’m fairly sure the “venom”/gas mask Bane wears in the Batman comic books and movies would violate the NBA’s banned substance list.

That’s not what the Rockets’ Patrick Beverley is doing, that mask helps simulate high altitude giving an already exhausting NBA off-season workout a thin air, gasping-for-breath quality. Beverley better be putting in the work this summer because without Jeremy Lin in town a lot more point guard load is going to fall on him (the guys behind him on the depth chart are much younger and more raw).

But man, that mask makes him look like Bane. I bet there was a great workout program at the Peña Dura prison.

I know who Beverley should go out as for Halloween this year.

Hat tip to Eric Freeman at Yahoo’s Ball Don’t Lie.

  1. duhwighthoward - Aug 15, 2014 at 8:58 AM


    • Unidentified_Flying_Stiviano - Aug 15, 2014 at 9:08 AM

      Haha… yep, gimmicks alright, that’s how he became a pro, training with a gimmick. You know who else I see training in those gimmicks all the time, other than the fat guys you claim see, (who I never have seen once) professional fighters and professional athletes. Thanks for your uneducated input though, we all appreciate it.

      • gutendirk - Aug 15, 2014 at 10:29 AM

        The whole point of high altitude training is that the air is less oxygen rich. Not that you have restricted airflow. These masks are unsafe and ineffective.

      • nflcrimerankingscom - Aug 15, 2014 at 11:10 AM

        These masks are a gimmick. Unless you have pulmonary issues, your functional volume capacity should not be a limiting factor in cardiovascular performance.

        I.e. athletes aren’t having a problem getting enough oxygen. If he wants to train anaerobically, fine, though there are easier ways to do that (like, more sprint intervals, less rest between intervals). Those will apply better to in-game situations.


        Your local PhD in exercise physiology / biomedical engineering

  2. succulentnipples - Aug 15, 2014 at 9:00 AM

    Johnathon Football.

  3. cheeks9441 - Aug 15, 2014 at 9:16 AM

    You spelled his name wrong in the headline.

  4. greej1938l - Aug 15, 2014 at 9:23 AM

    Johnathon football? What?

  5. stevonnesmith - Aug 15, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    He eats takeout. Look at his counter top.

    • 6thsense10 - Aug 15, 2014 at 11:44 AM

      How do you know that’s his take out or even his apartment?

    • twinfan24 - Aug 15, 2014 at 3:29 PM

      Possible. But, also possible that he has meals personally prepared for him by a chef or service and they are delivered in those containers.

  6. saint1997 - Aug 15, 2014 at 10:20 AM

    How much do we think those cost?

  7. therealhtj - Aug 15, 2014 at 11:46 AM

    Bane? More like a Somali Pirate in a mask.

    I’m de captain now!

    • twinfan24 - Aug 15, 2014 at 3:27 PM

      Why is it lately that any mask gets called a Bane mask when the only resemblance is the fact that both are masks? It looks nothing like Bane.

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