Patrick Beverley fan vows to ‘be fine’ after media tip-off

INDIANAPOLIS — Milwaukee Bucks guard Pat Beverley indicated Thursday that video showing him throwing the ball at a spectator was inaccurate, but later said “I should have been better.”

Cameras showed Beverley sitting on the bench and throwing a ball into the stands that hit a fan 2½ minutes into Milwaukee’s 120-98 Game 6 loss at Indiana. After a different fan threw the ball back to Beverley, the Bucks guard threw it back to the spectator.

Beverley declined to answer the question while speaking to reporters after the game. But he is X replied to the post “It’s not fair. All night was exchanged between a fan and our ball club. We’ve been warning and asking for help all night. It’s not fair,” the video showed.

Six hours later, Beverly published Another X post “But I must be fine. I will.”

During his postgame media session, Beverley wasn’t allowed to ask an ESPN producer a question after discovering he wasn’t subscribed to his podcast. He asked her to take the microphone away from her face and then asked her to leave the interview circle.

ESPN producer Malinda Adams posted on X that Beverley apologized to her, as did the Bucks organization.

Beverley started all of Milwaukee’s playoff games, averaging 8.2 points, 5.5 assists and 3.3 rebounds.

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Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

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