Patrick Beverley Appeared to Hurl Basketball at Fan During Bucks' Loss to Pacers

The Bucks veteran guard engaged in a heated altercation with a nearby fan.

Patrick Beverley appeared to engage in a heated altercation with a fan in the closing minutes of the Milwaukee Bucks' season-ending loss to the Indiana Pacers on Thursday night.

Beverley checked out of the game for good with 2:32 to play. As he stood near the Bucks' bench, the TNT broadcast captured Beverley calling for a basketball from a nearby fan. When he received the ball, Beverley chucked it back at the fan with what appeared to be some intentional velocity.

It's unclear what was said between Beverley and the fan before and during this clip, but it's not a good look for the 35-year-old guard.

Beverley scored six points on 3-of-11 shooting and tallied five assists in 40 minutes during the Bucks' 120–98 loss at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Milwaukee was eliminated from the playoffs with the loss.

Beverley, who was traded to the Bucks in February, will be an unrestricted free agent this summer heading into his 13th season in the league.

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