“I like Touching”: Patrick Beverley Heavily Trolled For Absurd Statement

Published 09/18/2021, 3:33 PM EDT


Timberwolves point guard Patrick Beverley is one of the best defenders in the league. Beverley is a three-time All-NBA Defense team member and won the NBA Hustle Award in 2017. However, Beverley spent the early stages of his professional career in Europe. But he came back to the NBA in 2013 with Houston Rockets.

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Jun 22, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley (21) celebrates with Paul George (13) and Terance Mann (14) against the Phoenix Suns in the second half during game two of the Western Conference Finals for the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Phoenix Suns Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Beverley is a no-nonsense defender and defending comes with a lot of physical presence. Beverley recently discussed his defensive approach to the game. He explained how he goes in for a challenge and never backs down during the game.

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Patrick Beverley explains his defensive side of the game

Minnesota Timberwolves star Patrick Beverley recently appeared in a interview and opened up on his defensive side of the game. He said that he likes ‘touching a lot of people’.

“People don’t like to be touched and I like touching a lot of people,” Beverley said.

Top-quality guard defenders are a dying breed in the NBA at the moment. Last season’s playoffs reminded NBA fans how an elite guard defender can change the fortunes of a team. Patrick Beverley and Jrue Holiday reminded everyone of their defensive capabilities in the post-season. Beverley tried to open up on his defensive mindset, but it didn’t go down well with NBA fans. NBA Twitter trolled Beverley for his statement.

NBA Twitter trolls Patrick Beverley

Beverley tried to explain his defensive mindset through his recent statement. Beverley revealed how he made his opponents uncomfortable by defending. But it didn’t go down well with NBA Twitter. Fans have trolled Beverley mercilessly over the absurd statement.

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Despite so many reactions, no one can deny the fact that Beverley is one of the best defenders in the NBA. He doesn’t post overwhelming numbers like some of the greats of the game, but anyone who watches him knows how important his role is. His statement may sound a bit absurd, but Minnesota Timberwolves fans would love this from Beverley. The Timberwolves had a defensive rating of 115 last season and will be looking to improve on those numbers with Beverley on board.

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Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports with over two years of journalistic experience with Chase Your Sport and Dribl. A Football Management graduate, he has previously interned in the Indian Super League, I-League and the AFC Champions League. In addition to being a Michael Jordan fan, Abhishek is an ardent Steph Curry and Warriors guy, and believes they have a few more championships in store before the former retires.

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