Patrick Beverley Levels Deandre Ayton For Taunting Austin Reaves

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Patrick Beverley #21 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts during the first half of the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Footprint Center on November 22, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns defeated the Lakers 115-105. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Patrick Beverley does not mess around.

Patrick Beverley is a player who has built quite a reputation for himself over the years. He loves to mix things up with his opponents, and he is a staunch defender of his teammates. Additionally, he will continue to trash-talk you, even if he's getting cooked.

Patrick Beverley Vs. Deandre Ayton

Last night, Beverley caused quite a bit of controversy thanks to his actions against the Phoenix Suns. In the clip below, Lakers youngster Austin Reaves was on the floor. Deandre Ayton was taunting him, and this set Beverley off. Consequently, the Lakers star turned around and shoved Ayton to the ground.

This unleashed a miniature brawl on the floor. Players took exception to Beverley's actions, and they immediately let him know about it. Patrick Beverley did not seem to care, as he was simply standing up for his guy. Overall, it is exactly what he has trained himself to do.

Regardless, the Suns were upset with Beverley, as this isn't the first time he has done something like this. Devin Booker touched on this after the game, saying "Pat needs to stop pushing people in the back. Push them in the chest." If you remember, Beverley did a similar action against Chris Paul.

These kinds of actions can typically lead to consequences the next time around. However, basketball doesn't have a fighting code as hockey does. This means they will simply have to beat him where it matters, on the scoreboard. Of course, that is exactly what they did last night, as the Suns beat the Lakers for the eighth straight time.

The Lakers now fall to 5-11 on the season, which is definitely a hard pill to swallow. LeBron has yet to make his return to the court, and it remains uncertain as to when he will again. Needless to say, this is not the start the Lakers hoped for. Even Beverley's energy is no match for the rest of the league.

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Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.