Patrick Beverley disses Lakers’ 2020 NBA championship
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Patrick Beverley has always been one of the biggest provocateurs in the NBA.
He's a big trash talker and he knows how to get under your skin.
Two seasons ago, Beverley was a member of the Los Angeles Clippers, a team that was the media darling that year.
They were selected to win the NBA Championship, but they blew away a 3-1 lead against the Denver Nuggets in the second round of the playoffs.
Instead, it was LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers who clinched the world title in the Walt Disney World resort bubble.
During a recent appearance on ESPN, Beverley said that the 2020 Lakers championship should have an asterisk next to it because it was won inside the bubble.
The guard then made a seemingly plausible point as to why he doesn't consider the Lakers championship a real championship.
About Silver Screen and Roll:
“But there are no fans! There are no fans. What about our fans? Some of the best fans in the world! Some of the best fans in the world. Do you think Milwaukee is coming to Boston...in the bubble?"
The problem with Beverley's reasoning is that if the 2020 playoffs had been held under normal circumstances, the Lakers would have actually benefited from having fans in the stands since they have the best record in the Western Conference.
If Beverley's team had survived the Clippers and faced the Lakers in the conference finals, the Lakers would have had an advantage in that division, as the majority of NBA fans across Southland seem to align themselves with Purple and Gold.
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