Lonzo is going to have to get us to players coming at him a little harder because LaVar talks a lot of trash. Beverley was really into roughing up Lonzo because he doesn’t like LaVar.
LaVar though had some harsh words for Beverley.
Yeah, you shut the m—–f—– down. And your check still ain’t going to go no higher than what it is. Yeah, you shut him down. OK … Who is F*ck is Patrick Beverley? He played all last year and nobody said nothing about him. Now we are looking at your first game. Why? Because Lonzo’s name is attached to it.”
“So you got to be [all hard]. Let’s see what you do the next five games, if you are going to be pumped up towards everybody like that and go back to your 0-for-5 shooting and your two or three rebounds. Nobody is going to care about you. But you put my son’s name in it and you put my name in it, now you got some action and you got some people talking.”
“You ain’t got to say it by name because I saw the way he looked at me when he was on the side of the bench. He was going to see if I can get eye contact. I just looked at him like I looked right past him because he’s nobody. You talking to Big Baller.
“One game. OK, you still don’t have your own shoe, you are still not your own boss. I know why you are looking at me. And you want to tell me that I got your son! Well I got two more you can try to get some of, too. They will be here, don’t worry about it. I don’t worry about one game.”
No lies were told here by LaVar, but with that being said, Lonzo has to play better than he did opening night and he likely will.
There will be rookie growing pains especially with so much of the spotlight on him.
Flip the page for video of Beverley speaking on LaVar talking rift raft, it is a classic interview…