Patrick Beverley Thinks Resting Is BS & Disrespectful To The Game
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MVP candidate James Harden isn’t the only Houston Rocket who doesn’t want to hear about rest. After guarding Russell Westbrook in a win over the Thunder on Sunday, Patrick Beverly shared his thoughts about players resting.
“I think that’s bullshit. I think that’s a disgrace to this league. I think that fans deserve better. I could care less about coaches ask players to rest or not. It’s up to you to play or not, and if you don’t you’re disrespecting the game. And I don’t believe in disrespecting the game, because there was a time where I wasn’t playing in the NBA and I was trying to get here. So me resting I feel like is disrespecting me, disrespecting the name on the front of the jersey and disrespecting the name on the back of the jersey.”
If you are aware of Beverley’s basketball journey — 2nd round pick, playing overseas, playing in the D-League — you probably aren’t surprised by his opinion. You probably also know the former All-Defense 2nd teamer shows no mercy on all opponents — even kids.