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Patrick Beverly on Chris Paul: "He is a little dirty MF"

Although they have history and mutual respect, Beverly couldn't help but to shove CP3 in the back last year.
Chris Paul and Patrick Beverly have a heated past.

Chris Paul and Patrick Beverly have a heated past.

Patrick Beverly hasn't had one of the flashiest or most illustrious careers in NBA history filled with accolades, but he is still one of the most memorable characters the game has seen. Bev has had some ups and downs in his career, but you could argue that pushing Chris Paul in Game 6 of the WCF last season after getting torched is definitely one of the worst moments of his career, but Beverly explained why CP3 isn't so innocent.

Chris Paul and the Suns gave no chance to Beverly and the Clippers

Last year's Western Conference Finals between the Clippers and the Suns saw a lot of tension between the two sides, especially Chris Paul and Patrick Beverly. LA put up an admirable fight and pushed it to six games without Kawhi playing, but it wasn't enough to beat the red-hot Suns. CP3 was out for the first two games, but he returned and helped his team push to the Finals.

Considering he was playing against his former team and rival in Beverly, Chris had that extra juice, dominating and talking his head off in the process. He would end up averaging 24.0 ppg and 8.8 apg for the series, all while dropping 41 points in the elimination game in Staples Center. It was a glorious night for Paul, but it ended with Beverly losing his temper and pushing Chris from the back after exchanging words while going to their huddles. It was an unsportsmanlike and sore loser moment for Pat, while Paul couldn't help but laugh and bask in the victory that led him to his first Finals appearance.

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Beverly calls CP3 a dirty MF

Beverly joined JJ Redick on his podcast recently and talked about Chris Paul and that incident. Pat explained how he was destroying guys like Paul, Curry, and O.J. Mayo at LeBron's Nike Camp before the NBA, saying all that led to their rivalry in the league. But the thing people are missing when calling Beverly dirty is that Chris Paul is the same type of player:

"Me and Chris (Paul), what we have has been going on since high school...of course, energy is going to roll on to the NBA. Chris does slick s--t, people don't know that's a little dirty MF, and Chris knows that. And I love CP, I love what he brings to the game, but he knows how to finesse the system..It was just one of those ones I had to get off my chest, and I called him right after the same night."

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To be successful in the NBA as a small guard, you have to have that edge and ability to get away with certain details most people won't see. That's why great point guards like John Stockton or Chris Paul are often called 'dirty' players by their opponents. They knew how to finesse the system and get away with it.

So I don't doubt that Paul was playing dirty versus Beverly in that series, ticking him off and eventually making him rage and push him like that, but that still doesn't justify that reaction, as Paul could have gotten seriously hurt. Luckily even someone as stubborn and prideful as Beverly realized that and called to apologize the same night.

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