Los Angeles Clippers level guard Patrick Beverley welcomed Lonzo Ball into the NBA again in 2017 by dogging him all around the courtroom, simply as Beverley promised he would.
During an look on ESPN’s SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt on Wednesday night time, Beverley proved that he nonetheless is not impressed by the Lakers’ second-year level guard. When requested what involves thoughts when he hears ‘Lonzo Ball,’ Beverley shortly replied, “Easy.”
Ball will not get an opportunity to make Pat Bev eat his phrases till subsequent season. The 21-year outdated level guard suffered a grade three ankle sprain on January 19 and has not performed since.
“I’m very, very motivated,” Ball instructed The Athletic. “I need to be the most effective I might be. I’m trying ahead to this summer time. I don’t take a look at it as added stress, as a result of I haven’t had a full summer time but to dedicate to myself. I’ve to maintain engaged on my craft. I’m simply blissful that I’m going to be wholesome.
“It’s been irritating. This is the second 12 months that this has occurred. But I’ve to remain optimistic, keep motivated.”
The former UCLA star performed in simply 47 video games for the Lakers this season, averaging 9.9 factors, 5.four assists and 5.three rebounds per sport. To date, he has appeared in a complete of 99 video games in his first two seasons.
The Lakers (31-36) are at present seven video games again of Beverley’s eighth seeded Los Angeles Clippers with simply 15 video games remaining within the common season.