Russell Westbrook on Patrick Beverley: ‘He don’t guard nobody, man. He just running around doing nothing’

Dan Feldman

Russell Westbrook and Patrick Beverley have a history.

After his Rockets beat Beverley’s Clippers last night, Westbrook fanned the flames.

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Mark Berman of FOX 26:


Westbrook ripping someone else for phony defensive effort? That’s rich. Westbrook is the king of that style.

Beverley is one of the NBA’s best defensive guards. Sure, he has antics. But there’s an underlying effectiveness behind all his bark.

James Harden scoring 47 points hardly disproves Beverley’s defensive ability. Harden’s output by defender:

  • Beverley: 4 points on 1-of-9 shooting

  • Other: 43 points on 11-of-17 shooting

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