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Patrick Beverley Claims ‘Your Favorite Player Wishes I Was on His Team’

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 16: Patrick Beverley #22 of the Philadelphia 76ers speaks to the Brooklyn Nets bench during the second quarter of the preseason game at Barclays Center on October 16, 2023 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Dustin Satloff/Getty Images)

Patrick Beverley has no qualms trash talking to opposing players or being an irritant on the court. It’s the niche he’s carved out for himself in the NBA. However, he asserts that his competitive fervor is beloved across the league. So much so that “your favorite player wishes I was on his team.”

On a recent episode of the Pat Bev Pod, Beverley elucidated how he’s stayed in the league for so long. The 35-year-old explains it’s about his “impact on the game of basketball.” Although he’s never been known for his scoring prowess, Beverley claims he galvanizes his teammates in ways they’ve never experienced before.

Additionally, his defense has remained at an elite level, even at this advanced stage in his career.

“I don’t know why people always come to me about points. Like I impact the game of basketball. I give my teammates energy and confidence that they’ve never had ever before. I’m still an elite—check the numbers now—defender in the world.

Why am I always criticized about my buckets? Why I ain’t never criticized about my stops or my offensive rebounds? I’m top 10 in charges in the league last year and I’ve always been a defender when I came in the league. I know y’all can’t really say anything about my defense so y’all got to go O [offense]. But that’s how it is.

I’ve been in the league 12 years. I’ve been a professional 16 years. I’ve overcome a ton of injuries. Injuries that no one ever came back from. I’ve been talking the same way since I entered the NBA. I don’t understand why everyone’s surprised now—because the voice is bigger, the platform is bigger. I’ve been popping my s–t since day one. That s–t will not stop. You can argue what you want but your favorite player wishes I was on his team. Say that, on bro.”

Patrick Beverley

Beverley ostensibly unleashed his harbored thoughts on the credit—or lack thereof—he receives for his impact on the game. The Philadelphia 76er feels slighted because people only highlight his offensive deficiencies. Instead, he wants his flowers for being one of the best defenders in the association for years.

To cap off his effusive monologue, Beverley sends a message to his haters. That being—their favorite player is a fan of his and would love to play alongside him.