On Thursday night, the Los Angeles Lakers play their first home game of the year, giving them a chance to rebound from their dreadful opening-night loss to the reigning champion Golden State Warriors on Tuesday. Prior to tip-off, Patrick Beverley was tasked with addressing the home crowd, and he had a powerful message for Laker fans in light of the team’s shaky start to the season.
On behalf of his colleagues and the entire squad, Beverley stood in the middle of the court to make a statement. The supporters needed to be reminded by Pat Bev to prepare for what should be a wild season ahead (h/t ClutchPoint on Twitter):
It’s going to be a hell of a year this year,” Beverley said. “We re gonna have a lot of ups, a lot of downs. Stick through it. We’re going to the playoffs. We re trying to make some real good sh*t happen. Turn up.
We re gonna have a lot of ups, a lot of downs. Stick though it, we re trying to make some real good sh*t happen. Turn up.
Patrick Beverley s message to Lakers fans pic.twitter.com/WYX1MnBViN
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) October 21, 2022
In addition to their disappointing performance against Stephen Curry and company on opening night and their awful 1-5 offseason, there has been a lot of talk about Russell Westbrook and his position on the team. Although it appears that head coach Darvin Ham is attempting to move Russ to the bench, it also appears like the former league MVP is simply not having it.
Beverley is, so to speak, rallying the troops in this situation, and it’s a respectable effort from the new Lakers signee. It is evident that the home audience is supporting their team — for the time being, at least — since they cheered and applauded in response.
In light of the Lakers’ shaky start to the season, Patrick Beverley begs supporters to “stick through it.” The piece originally appeared on ClutchPoints.