Pat Beverley would rarely drop an opportunity to mock LeBron James. It was one such opportunity for him when Los Angeles Clippers were strengthening their side last summer.
Prior to the 2019/20 season, the Clippers signed two superstars in the form of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, LeBron had, perhaps rather unsatisfactorily, just finished his first season with Los Angeles Lakers. Clippers had certainly become stronger with strong additions.
Last September, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst had reported that Beverley mocked LeBron immediately after he came to know about the addition of Leonard and George.
“The story that I heard was that Patrick was making a beeline down the hallway of private rooms—sticking his head into all the rooms gloating about the Clippers’ giant haul—including into LeBron’s room,” Windhorst had said on The Woj Pod podcast.
In a more recent episode of the podcast, Beverley revealed he did go James’ door. They were in a hotel in Las Vegas when Beverley came to know about the Clippers’ signings. Beverley went to James’ door and said, “It is pretty much over for you guys now.”
The exciting signings made the two clubs from Los Angeles contenders for the title. While George and Leonard led the Clippers, James got the company of Anthony Davis to lead the Lakers.
It filled the city of Los Angeles with superstars it had lacked for a few years. For fans, they had a superstar on either side of the city to cheer for. Unfortunately, they currently have very little to cheer for amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
Prior to the league’s suspension, the Lakers and the Clippers were holding the top two positions in the Western Conference with 49 and 44 wins respectively.
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