Patrick Beverley and Russell Westbrook (Caitlin Mulcahy/Getty Images)
NBA Twitter doesn’t agree that guards Russell Westbrook and Patrick Beverley can successfully coexist as members of the Los Angeles Lakers idea. Bleacher Report@BleacherReport
NBA fans in LA to see Russ and Pat Bev teaming up 😬 pic.twitter.com/AyeREqJxJL
ESPN’s Adrie Ann Wojnarowski reported Wednesday night that the Lakers are finalizing a trade with the Utah Jazz for Beverley in exchange for guard Taron Horton-Tucker and forward Stanley Johnson.
“Sources say Beverley is eager to join the Lakers trade and is excited to hear about the impending deal,” Warren said. Yi wrote.
Meanwhile, Westbrook stays in Los Angeles with Beverley, LeBron James and Anthony Davis roster, despite being the focus of trade rumors throughout the offseason.
Here are some reactions to the Lakers’ potential backcourt tandem:
mink stream @currypistonn
Lakers trail by 30
FanDuel Sportsbook @FD Sportsbook
Russ sees Pat Bev in practice: pic.twitter.com/CcZpabNiHk
Josey Ya Johnson@KingJosiah54
Pat Bev and Westbrook in Lakers training camp pic.twitter.com/Z4qxRH5Lia
NBA Memes @NBAMemes
Russell Westbrook and Patrick Beverley leaving the gym after practice pic.twitter.com/d0ktxCzDcz
Petite Lakers fan 🤫 @ThePettiestLA
Pat Bev and Westbrook after Lakers practice: pic.twitter.com/SZDW1i7U6Z
Russ saw Pat Bev open the door 😂 pic .twitter.com/6du3myVUiM
Lakers add Pat Bev to locker room pic.twitter.com/AeuiBXzyeA
FanDuel Sportsbook@FD Sportsbook
When Russ and Pat Bev meet at Lakers training camp pic.twitter.com/lT2EWNerCH
NBA MEME @NBAMemes
Patrick Beverley when introduced to his Lakers teammates pic. twitter.com/1KesZQXJkq
Kevin Walsh Jr. @TheKevinWalsh
You can’t have Russell Westbrook and Patrick Beverley on the same team.
The Lakers are sure to have more moves. https://t.co/vXzxx6XING
No, we need a Bravo reality show for the Lakers this season. Russ and Pat together? Omfg https://t.co/Qnc2KE5gLY
Pat Bev and Russ are on the same team. We’re not going to smell the playoffs this year. https://t.co/2Rzyog6HcO
Jeff J. @JeffJsays
Pat Bev and Westbrook on the same team are the best wrestling angles in the NBA.
Can they coexist? ! https://t.co/JHqkfveHRs
Bryan Fonseca 🇵🇷 @BryanFonsecaNY
The Lakers did everything they could to buy Russell Westbrook, lol. https://t.co/7rgw4r3yNo
Rob Perez@ WorldWideWob
(* Skip Bayless @RealSkipBayless
PatBev to Lakers team? His feud with Westbrook dates back a decade. Will he take up some of Westbrook’s minutes now? It’s better than WWE. It’s “SideShowtime” now.
The Lakers could still trade Westbrook before the new season ends in October. After a disappointing 2021-22 season, their attempt to continue to reshape their roster around James and Davis would give them some much-needed financial flexibility.
However, new Lakers head coach Darwin Hamm has repeatedly reiterated that he is delighted to have the opportunity to work with the nine All-star players work together, so the trade is not a lock.
“I’m very excited about Russell Westbrook joining our team,” Ham said in July.
So it’s not out of the question that Westbrook and Beverley will be teammates to start the season, which could be a big win for the NBA Twitter provides a lot of entertainment.
“Pat Bev cheated on you all. . . . he just ran around and did nothing”
Russell Westbrook and Pat Beverley are teammates in LA now 😬
Their animosity dates back to 2013, when a collision between the two resulted in Westbrook’s season-ending knee injury, according to Basketball Forever of Nick Jonfer.
They went further in 2014, 2017 and 2018 In-game confrontation.
Over the years, fierce competitors have continued to communicate on and off the court, including some tweets earlier this year Foley post.
I remember when someone said all I did was run around and I would lie to you 😂 ok , my boy is a real magician this year.
the playoffs every year. 2 Western Conference finals, 2 different teams 👀👀👀 Individual stats or team stats? I thought it was a team sport? ? https://t.co/wlPhFB9alQ
Los Angeles visits the Chase Center to play the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors at the end of the regular season on October 18.