LATEST UPDATE : Milwaukee Bucks Star Patrick Beverley Receives Ban from Major Media Outlet Following

For the second consecutive year, the Milwaukee Bucks were eliminated in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. Last season, they were without two-time NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo in games two and three against the Miami Heat. This year, Giannis missed the entire series against the Indiana Pacers due to a soleus issue, while Damian Lillard had a strained Achilles.
Not only were Giannis and Dame injured for the series against the Pacers, but three-time All-Star Khris Middleton fought through a sprained ankle to keep the Bucks alive. Outside of a dominant Game Five victory, he received little help from Milwaukee’s bench.

Patrick Beverley had an inconsistent series for the Milwaukee Bucks.

Patrick Beverley was one of the players that received more playing time because Giannis and Dame did not play in every game (Lillard missed Game Five and was a game-time decision in Game Six). In Milwaukee’s two series victories, he averaged nine points, ten assists, and two steals per game while shooting 50% from the field.

Despite the losses, Beverley averaged 7.8 points, 3.3 assists, and 0.5 steals per game while shooting 37% from the field.

Milwaukee Bucks: Patrick Beverley Receives Ban From Major Media Outlet  Following Game 6 Postgame Fiasco

Unfortunately for the Bucks and Beverley, his awful performance in both losses was not discussed after their elimination. Instead, it was his awkward meetings with fans and the press.

Milwaukee Bucks Point Guard Patrick Beverley Went Viral for All the Wrong Reasons

With two minutes left in the Bucks’ blowout loss in Game Six, Beverley was caught on camera violently and forcefully throwing a basketball at a Pacers supporter sitting behind Milwaukee’s bench. Beverley stated that the fan had been bothering the Bucks bench throughout the game and that they had requested assistance from referees but had not received it.

Bucks' Pat Beverley throws ball into stands at Pacers fans - Chicago  Sun-Times

Regardless of what the fan was saying, Beverley’s response was uncalled for and has resulted in an NBA investigation into the franchise. In addition to his shenanigans with a fan, Beverley declined to take questions from ESPN producer Malinda Adams following the game because she does not listen to his podcast.

Adams later revealed that Beverley called her to apologize for the event following criticism from both fans and analysts. However, ESPN did not take the snub lightly.

Patrick Beverley is banned from appearing on any ESPN productions.
According to Front Office Sports, Beverley is no longer allowed to appear on any ESPN productions. He has previously featured on Steven A. Smith’s First Take; the two are close friends. Even Smith couldn’t justify Beverley’s conduct. “I just can’t believe he did that,” Smith told First Take on Friday. “I’ve known Patrick Beverley for several years. I adore the brother. It is inexcusable. It’s not defendable.

Beverley will be a free agent this season, and he will turn 36 this summer. While he will definitely return to the NBA next year, his future with the Bucks remains uncertain.

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