The Minnesota Timberwolves are gearing up for the NBA Playoffs. The Memphis Grizzlies await them in the first round in what should be a very exciting matchup.
Patrick Beverley, whose energy helped lift the Timberwolves over the LA Clippers in the play-in game, ran his mouth about his former team after the game. His words cost him, as the NBA announced it would be issuing a $30,000 fine to Beverley for his comments.
The Minnesota guard was unhappy with the fine, sharing his thoughts in a brief tweet.
— Patrick Beverley (@patbev21) April 14, 2022
Fining players for profanity is a fairly unpopular practice. Beverley’s fine is particularly confusing because he was broadcasting his own thoughts on social media. Although he did curse in the postgame press conference, too, he did not say anything too direct or curse out any individual player.
The fine for Beverley’s post-game comments is not going to dampen the mood in Minnesota, though. They are back in the playoffs after several losing seasons with a young squad. With Karl-Anthony Towns, Anthony Edwards and D’Angelo Russell leading the way, the Wolves are a fun team that will be tough to close out in a playoff series.
The Timberwolves have a tough matchup ahead of them, as the Grizzlies are also young, talented and play with a chip on their shoulder. They also have some beef with Beverley, which is sure to bring out some harsh words. Which, of course, will lead to…you know.