Patrick Beverley yelled at Clippers teammates through Disney hotel walls at 2 a.m. at start of quarantine
Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley apparently had an interesting way of motivating his teammates when they first became isolated together inside the Disney World bubble.
In a recent Zoom press conference, Clippers newcomer Reggie Jackson narrated how Beverley literally started yelling in his hotel room at 2 a.m., with the intention of trying to check on his teammates who were likely already sleeping in their own rooms at that point:
“We’re all locked up now in quarantine, can’t leave your room, but it’s probably 2:00 a.m. and all we get is a ‘Yoooo! Yoooo!’ Everybody is like, what is going on,” said Jackson, via Tomer Azarly of ClutchPoints. “Bev is just yelling through walls, making sure everybody is good. It’s the first day, he’s just checking, everybody opening their doors saying what’s up, looked at each other, and that made, I guess, the first part of the 24 hours of lockdown even better, just knowing that your teammates were there with you.
“That’s just something very simple, but the guy is constant energy, a lot of intangibles… He’s great with the team.”
As it turns out, his unusual antics were actually seen by his Clippers teammates as a sign of affection. This is despite the fact that he probably woke some of them up in a panic in the wee hours of the morning.
Beverley is one of those crucial glue guys, and he made sure to bring his unique style of camaraderie to Florida. It seemed to have worked the way he expected it to, with none of his teammates going off on him for disrupting their precious sleep.
On the season, Beverley is averaging 7.9 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 3.7 assists for the 44-20 Clippers. LA is in second place in the Western Conference standings, behind only the Los Angeles Lakers.