Patrick Beverley: Guarding LeBron James ‘Not Hard at All’

A frustrated Patrick Beverley claimed that checking LeBron James is “not hard at all” after his Clippers lost the third Battle of L.A. this season to the Lakers 112-103 on Sunday.

“No challenge,” Beverley told reporters.

James finished with 28 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists in the statement victory.


“We gotta give them a lot of credit,” Beverley said after Sunday’s 112-103 defeat. “… They took it personal … It’s one game. Of course, living in L.A., man, it’s hard to deal with this loss, but we have to wash it down the shower, keep getting better, and we will.”

Beverley’s competitiveness was still churning when a reporter tried to ask the Clippers’ proud two-time All-Defensive performer what kind of challenge LeBron James presented defensively. Beverley repeatedly interrupted with the same answer.

“No challenge,” he scoffed twice.

When the reporter reframed his question by asking Beverley to describe what it’s like as a defender when James is trying to force a switch — as he did a few times late in the fourth quarter, when he scored 12 of his 28 points — Beverley quickly replied, “Not hard at all.”

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