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“How can you let a HALL OF FAMER pest like Patrick Beverley go?!”: Stephen A Smith hits out against the Clippers for their recent Eric Bledsoe trade with the Grizzlies

Tonoy Sengupta

"How can you let a HALL OF FAMER pest like Patrick Beverley go?!": Stephen A Smith hits out against the Clippers for their recent Eric Bledsoe trade with the Grizzlies

Stephen A Smith believes the LA Clippers chose wrong in their decision to trade Patrick Beverley for Eric Bledsoe


Yep, it happened. Patrick Beverley has officially been shipped out to Memphis, for the Clippers to acquire Eric Bledsoe.

To be clear here, the Clippers sent Pat Bev, Rajon Rondo, and Daniel Oturu for the former Pelicans star.

Ever since this trade went down, there have been arguments upon arguments about how good this trade could really be.

Sure, the Grizzlies don’t have much to worry about here to be frank. They needed defense, they got it in the form of Patrick Beverley, and in some part, in Rondo. And of course, these two players can even serve as potential secondary or tertiary ball handlers when the situation calls for it, taking a massive load off the shoulders of Ja Morant.

What about the Clippers though? Was this a good idea? Or was it one that could potentially tank the team next season? Stephen A Smith certainly believes reality it’s the latter option.

What are we talking about, you ask? Well then, let’s get into it.

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Stephen A Smith predicts the LA Clippers to be worse off during the playoffs without Patrick Beverley

In our honest opinion, this trade really wasn’t a good idea for the Clippers.

Sure, Patrick Beverley didn’t offer too much on the offensive end, but he did have the ability to make some crucial shots. And on the defensive end, while neutral fans may not like his attitude too much, he is a dog, something every team needs.

During the regular season, sure Eric Bledsoe is the better player by far. However, history shows that all that goes out the window when the postseason begins.

At the very least, that’s what we think about this trade. And it seems Stephen A Smith agrees with us completely. Take a look at the clip in the tweet below.

Honestly, that sounds about right.

Of course, it is possible for a player to get used to the postseason over time, and even start performing at a higher level. However, having seen Bledsoe’s drop-off in the playoffs with the Bucks already, we’re doubtful as to how likely it is for him to do it in his time, in LA.

So, as much as we think the Clippers are trying to get better, they may just have gotten significantly worse this offseason.

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Tonoy Sengupta

Tonoy Sengupta


Tonoy Sengupta is a Senior Editor at The SportsRush. Coming from an athletically inclined family, he has been surrounded by sports ever since he was 4 years old. But, while initially pouring all his time into Football (soccer), at 14, Tonoy discovered basketball through the countless highlights of Stephen Curry humiliating players from Curry Land. And just like that, a fiery passion for the game was ignited within Tonoy. And soon after, he decided to become a student of journalism, graduating in 2022, and choosing sports as his area of interest. Today, you can find him spending 99% of his time browsing through every type of content on every team in the NBA, before uncorking everything he has found to the world. In the 1% he isn't doing this, you can find him playing Basketball, Football, Volleyball, or practically any other sport he has had the opportunity to learn.

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