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Clippers’ Patrick Beverley on why Chicago players are different than anywhere else

Patrick Beverley, Clippers

Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley says Chicago hoopers are different than other basketball players because of their work ethic.

The Clippers guard, who was born and raised in Chicago, talked about the hustle and grit Chicago players play with.

“For us to come out in rain, sleet or snow and come out and grind, we used to go out there and grind in the snow,” Beverley said, via ClutchPoints’ Tomer Azarly. “It shows the passion for the game.

“Of course, when I was younger, we had Michael Jordan, who was the ultimate influence. Now you have guys like D-Rose, Dwyane Wade, Anthony Davis, myself in some ways that guys look up to and try to get that motivation back. I’m glad it’s coming back. I’m glad there are guys in the NBA playing well and representing the city well and putting it on their shoulders. They inspired the next generation.”

Anthony Davis, Derrick Rose, Dwyane Wade, Isiah Thomas, Doc Rivers, Jabari Parker, Juwan Howard, Tim Hardaway and Beverley are just a few of the players who were born in Chicago and went on to have stellar NBA careers.

Beverley is representing the city of Chicago very well at the moment with his hustle and passion for the game. Clippers fans love Beverley, who is the heart and soul of the team.