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The NBA has fined Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Patrick Beverley for “egregious use of profanity” following the team’s victory over the LA Clippers.

Gidget Alikpala
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The NBA has fined Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Patrick Beverley for “egregious use of profanity” following the team’s victory over the LA Clippers.
David BerdingAFP

The NBA isn’t tolerating foul language.

The league has fined Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Patrick Beverley $30,000 for what it described as “egregious use of profanity” in comments he made after the Timberwolves won against the Los Angeles Clippers in their play-in game.

Beverley made the “inappropriate statements” directed at the Clippers, his team for four years, during post-game interviews and on social media.

Beverley emotional after win against former team

Take they ass home,” he told his former teammates. “Long flight to LA. It’s deep for me. I gave my blood and sweat and tears to that organization.”

He said that he felt dismissed by the Clippers and expressed satisfaction that he was able to play in that game and “beat they ass”.

Beverley had stronger words for Los Angeles in an emotional Instagram post, which has since been deleted. He referred to the “weak-ass Clippers”, saying that Minnesota “beat they motherf—king ass”.

Burnt bridges between Beverley and LA Clippers

The 33-year-old had been with the Clippers for four years when he asked to be traded before the 2021-22 season, after he and the team failed to agree on the terms of a contract extension. He was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies who then handed him off to the Timberwolves, who signed him on with a one-year, $13 million extension.

This latest fine brings Beverley’s total to $55,000 for the week, as the NBA had just fined him $25,000 for improper conduct toward a game official. He received two technical fouls and was ejected from the team’s last regular-season game on Sunday, which they lost to the Chicago Bulls.

With their 109-104 victory, the Timberwolves nabbed the No. 7 seed in the Western Conference. They will travel to Memphis on Saturday to go up against the second-seeded Grizzlies in Game 1 of their first-round series.

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