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The Rush: NBA’s level of petty rising: Pat Bev vs. CP3, Lil Wayne vs. Luka & Cuban

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Timberwolves guard Patrick Beverley made the rounds on ESPN on Monday, saying Suns star Chris Paul should have been benched AND called the future hall of famer a ‘cone’ on defense. Matt Barnes and Trailblazers PG Damian Lillard came to CP3’s defense. Meanwhile, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban got his revenge for Lil Wayne’s Tweet disparaging Luka Doncic.

Video Transcript

- First off, I know a lot of them get a lot for this. But you know, I don't really care. They benched the wrong person. They should have bench Chris.


- We should have seen it coming. You knew fireworks were guaranteed after a game seven that saw the Mavericks beat down the Suns into a bloody pulp. And instigator Pat Beverley got it started early on Monday, making rounds at ESPN and dragging Chris Paul's name through the mud.

- CP can't guard nobody, man. The NBA know that.

- He can't guard--

- Everybody know that.

- He can't guard anybody?

- What do we call him? Cone. You know what they do with cones? Like in the summertime, you got to cone. You make a move. What does the cone do?

- Stay still.

- Exactly. He's a cone.

- Yo, somebody must have woke up on the wrong side of the bed. Not only did Pat Beverley said CP3 should have been benched in game seven, but he called The Future Hall of Famer a cone on defense.

- Good lord.

- And like the Avengers uniting to defeat Thanos, both current and former players came to Chris Paul's defense.

- Pat Beverly is talking like he's that guy. You're not that guy, plain and simple.

- Chris Paul played terrible this year, and his numbers are still better than your career numbers have ever been.

- All he needed was the red clown nose, because he was down there talking like a clown today.

- Wow. Pat Beverley calling Chris Paul a cone, Matt Barnes calling Pat Beverley a clown. Oh, and let's not ignore this nugget from Damian Lillard's Twitter either. One user posted Beverly's career stats and remarked that they don't look half bad. Damian Lillard retweeted it and said it's because nobody bothers to guard him.

- Damn!

- Obviously, there's got to be some crazy beef there between Chris Paul and Pat Bev. But is it as bad as the beef between Lil Wayne, Luka Doncic, and Mark Cuban? Lil Wayne was sitting courtside during the Mavs win over the Suns in game 4. And he tweeted this out. Oh-ho!

OK, easy. Take it easy. Then on Monday, Mark Cuban quote tweeted the rapper's tweet with the lyrics of Lil Wayne song. Oh-ho! I respect the disrespect. Yo, the NBA is at an all time level of petty. When you got former players, current players, rappers, team owners all going at it on TV and on social media.

If we had this back in the day, I promise you, Jordan would be the most followed person ever on Twitter. In fact, he had his on Reddit thread, Jordan. It'd be like, NBA, NFL, Jordan. And not a shoe brand, we're talking about trash talking.