Pacers Fan’s Silly Four-Word Taunt Led Patrick Beverley to Throwing Ball, per Report

Apr 23, 2024; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Bucks guard Patrick Beverley (21) is held back by
Apr 23, 2024; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Bucks guard Patrick Beverley (21) is held back by / Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports

It was a regrettable night for Milwaukee Bucks guard Patrick Beverley.

From Milwaukee's season-ending, 120-98, loss in Game 6 to the Indiana Pacers, to Beverley throwing a ball in the stands and having a regrettable postgame exchange with an ESPN producer, it's a night that the veteran would like to forget.

In regard to Beverley chucking the basketball into the stands at Pacers fans, we are now learning more about the lead up to the incident. A Pacers fan shouted, "Cancun...Cancun on three!" as the Bucks players were breaking a huddle, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

The phrase from the fan, insinuating that Bucks players would be going on vacation with their season ending short of a championship, is apparently the straw that broke the camel's back for Beverley, who lost his cool on Milwaukee's bench.

It seems silly that a phrase as innocuous as the one the Pacers fan yelled toward the Milwaukee bench was the one that got Beverley riled up, but alas the end result was the Bucks guard tossing the ball into the stands twice out of malice.

Beverley will certainly be hearing from the league office soon.


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