The NBA has announced they have suspended Los Angles Lakers point guard Patrick Beverley for three games for shoving Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton. In the game, he was assessed a technical foul and ejected from the game for the shove. Executive Vice President and head of basketball operations Joe Dumars said in the league’s statement that the length was “based in part on Beverley’s history of unsportsmanlike acts.” Because of the suspension, Beverley will lose $268,965 in salary. Ayton was standing over Lakers wing Austin Reaves when the incident happened on Tuesday night.
The NBA has suspended Lakers guard Patrick Beverley for three games.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 24, 2022
This season with the Los Angeles Lakes, Patrick Beverley is averaging 4.1 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 2.9 assists per game. He has paired those numbers with a field goal percentage of 26.6 percent and a three-point percentage of 23.8 percent. His leadership and intensity coming off the bench have been valuable for the Lakers this season. The veteran said later that day he suspected a suspension and was quoted saying: “Very unprofessional by myself. Definitely could have reacted in a different way,” he said. “So, yeah, I’m a big boy. I’ll take my lumps however they come.” His tweet afterward had a slightly different tone.
Hear they trying to give me the book ?????
— Patrick Beverley (@patbev21) November 24, 2022
The three games Patrick Beverley will miss are back-to-back away games against the San Antonio Spurs on Friday and Saturday then the team’s home game against the Indiana Pacers on Monday. The NBA moved swiftly to suspend the Los Angeles Lakers point guard. Los Angeles is currently 5-11 on the season.