Beverley trolls ‘Dame Time’ during Lakers comeback, Lillard fires back

Los Angeles Lakers v Portland Trail Blazers
Los Angeles Lakers v Portland Trail Blazers

Patrick Beverley was being Patrick Beverley.

The Trail Blazers were in control Sunday night against the Lakers — Portland won the second quarter 45-13 and led by 25 at the half — then the wheels came off. Or, the Lakers showed a lot of grit (or a little of both if you are being accurate). During that comeback, Beverley was trolling Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard.

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Beverley was trying to get under Lillard’s skin long before the fourth quarter, he walked into the lane while Lillard was prepping to shoot a free throw in the first half.

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Beverley helped key the Lakers’ comeback before the second half even started. After Lakers’ coach Darvin Ham reportedly threw up his hands and told his players, “Y’all figure this s*** out,” Beverley stepped up and, in his words, “Told the guys, ‘Just turn our swag up.'”

After the game, Beverley wanted his props for being a part of an effort that held Lillard to 5-of-17 shooting on the night (he still had 24 points), saying: “If he would have cooked me you would have said ‘I couldn’t guard him.’ But he misses a couple shots and it’s a ‘slow shooting night.’ ‘Good job on Dame’ sounds better.”

Lillard was having none of that.

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You know Beverley was not going to let that go.

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It should be noted Lillard was calling out Beverley’s actions this offseason, talking to the media about Chris Paul and others.

Since Beverley buried the hatchet with Russell Westbrook — them being teammates and all — he apparently had to start a new beef with another future Hall of Famer.

It’s just Patrick Beverley being Patrick Beverley.

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