Of Course Patrick Beverley Shut Down Lonzo Ball

Of Course Patrick Beverley Shut Down Lonzo Ball

Of Course Patrick Beverley Shut Down Lonzo Ball

With Pat Beverley all over him on defense, the touted rookie Ball had a quiet outing in his first official game in the National Basketball Association with only three points on 1-of-6 shooting, but had nine rebounds.

After a rough first game against the Clippers - with Patrick Beverley in his face all night - Ball found plenty of room to operate against the soft defense of the Phoenix Suns. Opposing guards already have all the motivation they need to come after Lonzo hard in every game, though I doubt any of them will be quite as suited for the job as Beverley is.

The highly-touted Ball shot one-of-six from the floor and finished with just three points in a 108-92 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night. LaVar, as if to prove Beverley's point, was there mid-court after the game being interviewed by ESPN's Stephen A. Smith. "That's what happens when you play in L.A.", Lonzo said.


"Yeah, you shut the m--f-- down", LaVar said. Yeah, you shut him down. OK ...

Blake Griffin had a game-high 29 points to go with 12 rebounds, while his frontcourt partner DeAndre Jordan also had a double-double with 14 markers and 24 boards. "'I'll leave it up to you to take him further". Who is Patrick Beverley? "But you put my son's name in it and you put my name in it, now you got some action and you got some people talking".

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