Patrick Beverley revealed his most difficult challenge in the NBA on the JJ Redick podcast. The Los Angeles Clippers’ point guard plays alongside Portland Trail Blazers superstar Damian Lillard.
Beverly admitted that because of Lillard, he had to engage in his own game. According to him, this work paid off when he successfully blocked Lillard’s game winner last year.
Through Nico Martinez of Fadeaway World:
“I said ma’am [Lillard] …I gave it to him. The lady is one of the reasons why I entered the weight room. I told my guys, ‘Hey, I want to be faster in the horizontal direction. I feel unhappy. The Clippers veterinarian said via Ringer’s Instagram that I can’t keep up with the speed now.
“So, we did a lot of work… I was the main role model last year, the winner of the iso game, and I stopped him. That game was hard.”