NBA player throws ball at fans and asks reporter to leave interview

INDIANÁ POLIS.- The escort of the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBAPat Beverley says the video of him throwing a ball at a fan on Thursday was misleading, but later added that “I have to be better.”

Cameras showed Beverley on the sideline throwing a ball into the stands and hitting a fan with about two and a half minutes left in Milwaukee's 120-98 Game 6 loss to Indiana, which eliminated the Bucks of the playoffs. After a different fan threw the ball to Beverley, who was extending his arm to catch it, the Bucks player returned the shot to that spectator.


Beverley later refused to answer a question about it while speaking to reporters after the game. But he responded to a post by X showing the video saying: “Not fair at all. An exchange between a fan and our team all night. We were warning and asking for help all night. It's not fair.â€

Six hours later, Beverley made another post on X saying, “But I have to be better and I will be.”

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Additionally, during her postgame press session, Beverly did not allow a particular reporter to ask a question after discovering that she did not subscribe to her podcast. The player told him to remove the microphone from her face and finally asked him to leave the interview circle.

The journalist was identified on social media as ESPN producer Malinda Adams. She tweeted on Friday that Beverly called her and apologized.

“I appreciate it and accept it,†the journalist said in her tweet. “The Bucks also reached out to apologize,†she added.