Clippers’ Patrick Beverley says Houston will always have a special place in his heart
Patrick Beverley is no longer with the Rockets, as he has been playing for the Clippers for several years now. However, it’s clear he holds a special place in his heart for the city of Houston.
In a recent interview, Beverley noted that the city of Houston and its fans played a significant role in his development:
“I love them to death,” Beverley said, referring to the fans of Houston. “Without these Houston fans, there wouldn’t be Pat. Chicago molded me, but Houston definitely bred me. Houston will always have a place in my heart, deeply. I hope that I’m representing the city the right way.”
Beverley, now 31 years of age, played for the Rockets from 2013 to 2017, earning All-Defensive First-Team honors from the NBA’s board of voters in his final season with the team. Following that season, however, the gritty guard was traded to the LA Clippers as part of a deal for Chris Paul.
Beverley has established himself as one of the best defensive guards in the league, as well as a stellar shooter. The former University of Arkansas standout made 78 appearances with the Clippers last season (49 starts), racking up averages of 7.6 points on 40.7 percent shooting from the field (39.7 percent from beyond the arc), 5.0 rebounds, 3.8 assists and just under one steal (0.9) in 27.4 minutes per outing.