The Minnesota Timberwolves acquired Patrick Beverley from the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for guard Jarrett Culver and forward Juancho Hernangomez this past week.
The move came on the heels of the Los Angeles Clippers trading Beverley and Rajon Rondo in a deal for point guard Eric Bledsoe.
After getting traded twice in the span of 72 hours, Beverley issued a surprising 4-word response on Twitter.
Beyond that, Beverley getting passed around the league like a hot potato has led many to remember what he purportedly told Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry when the Los Angeles Clippers added Kawhi Leonard and Paul George to their roster.
“You had the last five years,” Beverley allegedly told Curry. “The next five years are mine.”
That story, for obvious reasons, has spread like wildfire over the past couple of years. So much so, in fact, that Beverley came out and commented on the subject this week.
Yal gotta chill. Never said this ever. Stop listening to the internet. 🤦🏾♂️ funny as shit tho https://t.co/eBIVBUs5Aj
— Patrick Beverley (@patbev21) August 19, 2021
So is the story actually false? Apparently not. According to Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum, it definitely happened.
“The funny part of all this is that I remember once upon a time Patrick Beverley was talking to Steph Curry during a Warriors game at half court,” McCollum said on The Pull-Up podcast.
“And he told the Steph that you know you guys had your run the next five years are mine and you kind of fast forward and life always I guess it comes full circle.”
McCollum has never been one to spin false tales. Whether he is calling out the Los Angeles Lakers for manipulation or telling it how it is with LeBron James – he generally keeps it pretty real. So if he’s saying the Beverley quote happened, it probably happened.
— Game 7 (@game7__) August 10, 2021
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