Clippers guard Patrick Beverley tossed from Sunday's game after throwing ball at Mavericks fan.
Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley was ejected from Sunday's game against the Dallas Mavericks after throwing a ball at a fan that sat courtside at the American Airlines Arena.
Beverley said that the fan was cursing his mother, leading to him throwing a pass at the man in the fourth quarter of the Clippers' 114–110 loss.
Beverley also added that the fan said "F--- your mother,"
"I told the referee, I told the security," Beverley said. "I mean, I've never gotten ejected out of a game since I've been in the NBA. You know, I play hard, I play within the lines, of course. I play within the rules, of course. I've never been ejected in my career in the NBA, but I'm a grown man. I have morals. Of course, God is first, family is second for me, and I stand firmly behind that."
The fan, identified as Mavericks season-ticker holder Don Knobler said he referred to Beverley as a dirty player after Beverley accidentally hit Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr. resulting in a broken tooth.
In 2017 when Beverley played for the Houston Rockets, he was fined $25,000 for an incident with an Oklahoma City Thunder fan during a first-round playoff matchup.
"Of course, I'm not praising me getting kicked out of a game. But I have morals, and I will stand for my morals, and family is important to me, and that's one of the morals I stand for." Beverley said.