Clippers G Patrick Beverley claims he would have been the best drug dealer if he wasn’t in NBA
What could Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley be doing if he wasn’t in the NBA?
The Chicago native says he probably would be selling drugs and doing well at it, via Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN:
“Mouths need to be fed, you know?” Patrick Beverley said. “Coming from where I come from, I didn’t have the luxury of having a trust fund. Or money from generations. Or the luxury of hoppin’ into the family business, you know? It’s either hoop or you sell dope.”
When asked to consider what his life would be without professional sports, the Clippers guard doesn’t hesitate: “I probably would’ve been the best drug dealer in the world.”
Beverley re-signed with the Clippers this past offseason on a three-year deal worth $40 million. It has been quite the ride for the feisty guard out of Arkansas, who is one of the best defenders in all of basketball and the heart and soul of LA.
Beverley has played in 44 games this season for the Clippers. He’s averaging 8.1 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.9 assists while shooting 43.1 percent from the field, 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 63.2 percent from the free-throw line.
For the first time in franchise history, the Clippers are legitimate title contenders with Kawhi Leonard and Paul George leading the way. They are already 2-0 against LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers this season