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Tyrese Haliburton trolled Patrick Beverley so hard after game

Patrick Beverley warming up

Apr 3, 2022; Houston, Texas, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves guard Patrick Beverley (22) warms up before the game against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Patrick Beverley is usually the hunter, but he suddenly became the hunted on Sunday night.

Beverley and the Chicago Bulls lost a heartbreaker to the Indiana Pacers when Pacers guard Tyrese Haliburton sunk a deep three-pointer with 2.7 seconds left (over Beverley, no less) to give Indiana the 125-122 victory.

The clutch shot was actually the latest chapter in a history of beef between Haliburton and Beverley that NBA fans might not know about. Appearing on JJ Redick’s “The Old Man and the Three” podcast earlier in the season, Haliburton (somewhat mockingly) told a story of how Beverley was talking smack to him when he was a rookie on the Sacramento Kings and Beverley was on the LA Clippers.

Being mentioned by Haliburton on that podcast really rubbed Beverley the wrong way. During a game against Indiana in February, Beverley, now on the Los Angeles Lakers, served as Haliburton’s main defender. Haliburton still dropped 26 points, but the Lakers won by one point (112-111). After the game, Beverley said that he remembered Haliburton’s words about him and took them personally.

You can hear Haliburton’s original remarks plus Beverley’s reaction below (but watch out for some bad language).

On Sunday however, it was Haliburton’s turn for some revenge. After the game-winning shot that he hit over Beverley, Haliburton trolled the abrasive guard over Twitter. He quote-tweeted the video of Beverley’ February press conference and included the legendary meme of Clay Davis (from the HBO series “The Wire”) dramatically stringing out a curse word.

Here is Haliburton’s tweet (though obviously beware of the language again).

The 11-year NBA veteran Beverley is a generational instigator and has never been afraid to bicker with opponents over any perceived slights, real or fake. But he probably should have taken a lesson from this guy that Haliburton is not the one to mess with.

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