Patrick Beverley has been a changed man since he got traded to Minnesota Timberwolves to play alongside Karl Anthony Towns and Anthony Edwards. He was on a roller-coaster during the start of the season but today as the regular season ends there’s no wrong to say that he has found a home at Minnesota Timberwolves. He is an improved and better player in all aspects of the game as he stands tall as a veteran guard guiding and training the young guns of the team. But something about Patrick Beverley hasn’t changed and probably will never change. That is his trash-talking skills where he can get into one’s mind and get the job done. But this time it just didn’t age well as he got an early exit from the game.
Recently, the Minnesota Timberwolves hosted the Chicago Bulls at Target Center. The game was closely contested and head to head but the scoring greats of the star-less roster of the Chicago Bulls got the job done as they got a dub for themselves. The final box score stands at 120-124 favoring the Chicago Bulls. Currently, under the leadership of veteran Patrick Beverley, the Minnesota Timberwolves are ranked as the seventh seed in the western conference with the record of 46 wins and 36 losses at .561 and will be a part of the play-in tournament to make it to the playoffs. While the Chicago Bulls stand strong as the sixth seed in the eastern conference as they got themselves a playoff spot.
In the game, Patrick Beverley suited up for 15 minutes and dropped 5 points, 4 assists, and 1 rebound before he was ejected and sent back to the locker room for his exchange with the referees present on the court. The video clip of him getting an early exit and even butt slapping a referee as he was disappointed stands viral all over the internet. As he once again trends for the things the fans know, he is really good at.
Fans react to Patrick Beverley getting ejected and slapping a referee’s butt
With 19.5 seconds remaining for the second quarter to end Patrick Beverley got himself a tough bucket in the paint and fetched two easy points. But on his way back to defense from the baseline he said something to the official present there probably he asked for a foul or something in his favor. This soon led to his ejection as he got his second technical foul. On the way to the locker room, he was pointing out towards the referee the one who gave him the second technical and calling him trash. As he shouted “You are Trash” to the official.
Then just before stepping into the tunnel he slapped the butt of the other referee standing in his way and then ran back towards the locker room. The video clip of the whole exchange trends everywhere and there are thousands of reactions to offer for it. Fans reacting to it call the officials soft and bring in the legendary comparison of Dennis Rodman. While trolling everyone involved as always. Many believe Patrick Beverley would have won them the game as they just needed someone to pace things up. But it really doesn’t matter as it was the final game of the regular season and was truly meaningless in terms of rankings. Find some of many such reactions posted by fans on social media platforms here below: