NBA's Patrick Beverley Fined $25k for Throwing Ball at Heckler
Patrick BeverleyFined $25k For Ball Throw at Heckler... You Dissed My Mom!
12/4/2018 11:02 AM PT
12/4 10:40 AM PT -- The move cost Beverley a nice chunk of change ... 'cause he just got slapped with a $25,000 fine for "throwing the game ball at a spectator," the NBA announced Tuesday.
L.A. Clippers player Patrick Beverley fired a basketball at a courtside heckler Sunday night after the fan allegedly said, "F*ck your mother" ... the 2nd major incident between a player and a Mavs fan in 2 weeks.
The 30-year-old guard had reportedly been trading verbal jabs with Don Knobler -- a local celeb in Dallas -- throughout the Clippers' game on Sunday ... when things reached a boiling point in the 4th quarter.
So, what set Beverley off? Don't talk about his mother.
Beverley grabbed the ball and threw it at Knobler -- who calmly collected it after it struck him in the leg. Beverley was ejected.
After the game, Beverley told reporters Knobler said, "F*ck your mother" twice.
Knobler later admitted to talking about Patrick's mom but denies using the f-bomb in his trash talk.
Seems Mavs fans have really been getting to opponents lately -- it was just Nov. 17 when Kevin Durant cussed out a different courtside fan who had been running his mouth.