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Sunday, April 28th, 2013 at 2:20 pm  |  19 responses

Police Investigating OKC Thunder Ballboy for Death Threats Against Patrick Beverley


After Russell Westbrook suffered a season-ending knee injury, Mitchell Brown, a ballboy for the OKC Thunder, tweeted death threats aimed at Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley. The police are investigating the matter. Per the Houston Chronicle: “With Rockets guard Patrick Beverley receiving death threats via Twitter on Friday and Saturday following his collision with Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook on Wednesday, Toyota Center security officials took take extra steps to ensure his safety. ‘We definitely took precautions,’ Toyota Center director of security Bryant Savage said. He would not elaborate on any changes in policies or practices. He said security had been tightened for the postseason. ‘We definitely upped everything,’ Savage said. The vitriol about the play in which Westbrook suffered a season-ending knee injury escalated to death threats directed at Beverley, including one from someone who describes himself as a Thunder ball boy. Mitchell Brown sent a tweet that threatened, ‘Patrick Beverly (sic), I’m coming to kill you.’ He sent another using Beverley’s Twitter handle; ‘@pavbev21 I’m coming to kill you.’ Investigation ongoing Capt. Dexter Nelson, a spokesman for the Oklahoma City Police Department, said officers in conjunction with the Houston Police Department and the NBA are looking into what he described as ‘Internet threats.’ [...] Thunder spokesperson Matt Tumbleson said: ‘We do not condone his comments. He works game nights on a voluntary basis. We will handle this matter internally.’ Shortly after Thunder officials were told of the tweets, Brown deleted them with an apology: ‘Yesterday I posted something completely Inappropriate and I need to apologize. I was out of line and it will not happen again.’ He later removed that tweet and said his account was hacked. Many other similar threats have been directed at Beverley, 24.”

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  • spit hot fiyah

    ” director of security Bryant Savage said” don’t mess with someone with that name

  • KingBenjamin

    A ball boy, making death threats, HAHA

  • melvo

    Bryant Savage is the son of Vandal Savage. That is all.

  • macaroni

    He’s really trying to get that promotion… Or jail time lol.

  • roscoe

    unacceptable.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    “My account was hacked” is the 21st Century version of “My dog ate my homework.”

  • servantMan

    A grown man, having a twitter, HAHA

  • http://www.facebook.com/bcbrookins Brittany Brookins

    A grown man being a ball boy, HAHA

  • http://www.facebook.com/bcbrookins Brittany Brookins

    Better yet let Landry Fields habdle the case lol

  • ‘Bout It

    You must be really old if you think adults don’t use twitter.

  • Da Real

    Pat Riley should send bum ass Pat Beverly a nice check in a couple months. That dirty play just secured another Heat championship.

  • The White Mamba

    Are you kidding me? Beverly did the thunder a favor by taking westbrick out of the equation! Now the only real superstar on the team will be able to shine. There was nothing dirty about the play, thunder fans are looking for an excuse so when the spurs sweep them it won’t feel so bad.

  • RedDragon10

    Because everybody wants to hack a ballboy

  • JessicaJ

    Savage Black Mamba?
    Ain’t nobody got time to mess with him.

  • Noompsi

    It was a legit play. What are yáll complaining about? I woulda done the same. Steal the ball when the guard goes to T/O… I’ve done it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003246310246 Jason Carter

    Ballboys gettin gully??

  • http://basketball-performance.com/ Basketball Tips

    wow really? threatening a pro bball player? on tweeter? with your own account? Genius level of this guy is too damn high!

  • pposse

    twitter is a good way to get into the modern day nba athletes head. I myself has haunted CJ Watson this past week, and he keeps jagging..one day an airball, the next day missing a dunk that would have sealed the game (instead a triple OT thriller, thanks CJ..dummy!). However, twitter is not a place to make death threats, thats just dumb.

  • smith, blocked, smith, stopped

    mike > kobe
    kevin arnold > fred savage

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