Patrick Beverley is last laughing with a “too small” jibe given to LeBron James in the Bulls’ revenge game win over the Lakers
LeBron James returned after 13 games with a foot injury, but it was Patrick Beverly and the Chicago Bulls who spoiled the party for the Lakers. The Bulls beat the Lakers 118-108, with Beverly getting revenge on his former team, even trolling James in the process.
During the fourth quarter, Beverly hit a basket and then celebrated with the “too small‘ gesture towards James, making it clear that he wasn’t intimidated by the superstar’s presence on the pitch. Beverly also hinted at Lakers superfan Shannon Sharpe and hinted that the Lakers stink.
Despite the loss, James managed to score 19 points off the bench in 30 minutes of play. Meanwhile, Beverly was having a solid game, contributing 10 points, five assists and four rebounds in his 23 minutes on the court.
Beverly was traded from the Lakers to the Orlando Magic before his contract was bought out, allowing him to sign with his hometown Bulls. The veteran point guard made the most of his return to Los Angeles by leading his team to a crucial win over his former squad while taunting James.
The Lakers’ loss was a blow to their playoff hopes as they continue to struggle with injuries and inconsistent performances. However, with James back on the pitch, they are hoping to bounce back and secure their place in the postseason.
While Beverly’s antics may have rubbed some Lakers fans the wrong way, it’s clear the fiery point guard isn’t one to shy away from a challenge, and he’ll continue to bring his signature intensity to the court as the Bulls head for a playoff urge spot.
Popovich’s humorous fear: Faced with the monstrous LeBron James in LA
San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich always held LeBron James in high esteem and showed him mutual respect, especially during the finals battles between Popovich’s Spurs teams and LeBron’s Cavaliers and Heat teams.
In 2018, however, James’ move to the LA Lakers had an impact on Popovich, who joked about his fear of facing James in Los Angeles. LA greeted James everywhere with billboards and murals, which had a drastic impact on everyone who walked by.
Popovich had to face a large picture of James outside his hotel room, jokingly saying, “He’s already big and now he’s monstrous. I was scared to death.” Even so, the Spurs eventually won the game in LA, but LeBron was still in the early stages of cementing his legacy as a Laker.
James is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in NBA history, having spent most of his career in the East earning the respect of players and coaches alike.
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