Watch CBS News

Timberwolves' Patrick Beverley Fined For 'Egregious Use Of Profanity' After Clippers Game

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- Patrick Beverley wasn't shy about his enthusiasm over beating his former team to earn a spot in the playoffs.

In his postgame presser after the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Los Angeles Clippers, Beverley told reporters the profanity-laden message he had for his ex-teammates.

Los Angeles Clippers v Minnesota Timberwolves
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - APRIL 12: Patrick Beverley #22 of the Minnesota Timberwolves celebrates after a foul call against the Los Angeles Clippers in the fourth quarter during a Play-In Tournament game at Target Center on April 12, 2022 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Timberwolves won 109-104 to advance to the NBA Playoffs. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images)

"Take they a-- home," Beverley said. "Long flight to L.A., take y'all a-- home."

MORE: Wolves Playoff-Bound After Beating Clippers 109-104 In Play-In

That wasn't the only profanity Beverley used with the media, and he went even further on his Instagram account.

In the NBA's estimation, Beverley went a little too far. The league has fined Beverley $30,000 for his "egregious use of profanity" during his postgame comments.

The Clippers traded Beverley to the Memphis Grizzlies last August, then nine days later was traded to the Wolves. The No. 7-seed Wolves play the No. 2-seed Grizzlies in the first round of the playoffs. The first game is Saturday.

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.