Patrick Beverley says Nikola Jokic and Luka Doncic are known for flopping, getting fouls called in their favour.
The Patrick Beverley’s Los Angeles Lakers and the Denver Nuggets faced off against each other in Game 3 on Monday night. The Los Angeles Clippers won the bout, 113-107, gaining a 2-1 series lead on the Nuggets.
Paul George and Kawhi Leonard led the way for the Clippers as they combined for 55 points while Nikola Jokic carried the offensive load for the Denver Nuggets, posting up a near triple double of 32 points, 12 rebounds, and 8 assists.
Patrick Beverly has a problem with Nikola Jokic ‘flailing’ all over the court
During his postgame interview, Patrick Beverley did not hold back on Jokic’s flopping on the court. Beverly was quoted as saying, “Jokic puts a lot of pressure on the referees to make the right calls.”
Clippers’ Patrick Beverley on Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic after Game 3 win: “He presents the same thing Luka Doncic presents: a lot of flailing. He puts a lot of pressure on the referees to make the right calls.” pic.twitter.com/KB7Hs8dTsr
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) September 8, 2020
Flopping is usually used by players to have the referees call a foul in their favour by exaggerating any contact made by the opposing player. Players such as Marcus Smart and Kyle Lowry are notorious for using this tactic to have fouls called on the opposing player.
Flopping usually results in hilarity and none are more demonstrative with their flopping than Patrick Beverly.
Is it hypocritical of Patrick Beverly to call out other players for flopping?
Yes it is very hypocritical of Pat Bev for to be complaining about players flopping when he has been using the flopping tactic for years now, going well into his days at Houston.
NBA Twitter blew up calling out the point guard for being hypocritical and bringing back old videos of his ‘flying all over the place’.
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) September 8, 2020
Patrick Beverley posted up 7 points and 4 rebounds in tonight’s Game 3, including a crucial offensive rebound with less than 40 seconds left in the 4th quarter of the game, helping the Clippers to pull away for the win.