“I talked to LeBron, my big brother,” Despite his Lakers exit, Chicago Bulls’ Pat Beverley sought advice from LeBron James on playing basketball for hometown

Patrick Beverley prioritizes basketball, takes advice from the legendary LeBron James to heart


“I talked to LeBron, my big brother,” Despite his Lakers exit, Chicago Bulls’ Pat Beverley sought advice from LeBron James on playing basketball for hometown

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Patrick Beverley’s debut for the Chicago Bulls was a resounding success as the team registered a 44-point victory over the Brooklyn Nets. The Chicago native, who recently joined the Bulls, was not the star of the show but made a significant impact in his first game. After the game, Beverley expressed his delight at playing for his home team and credited LeBron James for giving him valuable advice ahead of his debut.

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In a post-game interview, Patrick Beverley revealed that he reached out to LeBron James, his former Los Angeles Lakers teammate, for advice on playing for his hometown team. James, who is widely considered one of the greatest players in Cleveland Cavaliers’ franchise history, led the Cavs to their first-ever NBA championship in 2016. Beverley asked James how he managed to play for his home city and received some valuable advice.

“I talked to LeBron, who’s my big brother, and I asked him a lot of questions,” Beverley said. “‘How was it playing home?’ The biggest thing he told me (was) prioritize your job, which is basketball, and have everything else come after that. I just try to do that since I’ve been back,” added Pat Bev.

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Patrick Beverley expected to make a big impact for the Bulls

Patrick Beverley (Getty Images)

Beverley’s arrival in Chicago has been met with enthusiasm from Bulls fans. The 34-year-old guard is known for his defensive prowess and his ability to disrupt opposing players. He is expected to make a big impact on the Bulls, who are looking to make a deep playoff run this season.

In his debut game, Beverley came off the bench and scored five points, grabbed three rebounds, and dished out three assists. While his numbers may not have been eye-popping, his impact on the game was undeniable. He brought energy and intensity to the court, which helped spark the Bulls’ dominant performance.

The Bulls’ head coach, Billy Donovan, was impressed with Beverley’s debut and praised his ability to make a difference on the court. “Pat brings an edge to our team,” Donovan said. “He’s a physical player, he’s a tough-minded player, and he really cares about winning.”

Beverley’s transition to playing for his hometown team has been made easier by the support system around him. He has received valuable advice from LeBron James, and he has also been welcomed by his new teammates and coaching staff.

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“I’m blessed to have this opportunity to play in front of my family and friends,” Beverley said. “I have a great support system in Chicago, and I’m grateful for that,” he continued.

Beverley’s debut for the Bulls has given fans plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the team’s prospects this season. With his defensive prowess and his ability to make a difference on the court, Beverley could be the missing piece that the Bulls need to make a deep playoff run.

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