NBA Suspends Patrick Beverley for Four Games in 2024-25 Season

Milwaukee Bucks guard Patrick Beverley will start the 2024-25 season with a four-game suspension for throwing a basketball at fans twice during Game 6 of the team’s first-round playoff matchup against the Indiana Pacers last week. The NBA announced the punishment on Thursday.

Beverley’s suspension will result in unpaid time off for the four games, and it includes repercussions for his interaction with reporter Malinda Adams. NBA spokesperson Tim Frank criticized Beverley’s behavior, stating it was “unacceptable, unprofessional, and failed to meet the standard that NBA players consistently meet in their interactions with the media.” Beverley had removed Adams from his postgame interview after learning she had not subscribed to his podcast.

The veteran guard later apologized for his actions toward Adams, which she accepted. On his Barstool Sports podcast, Beverley admitted his behavior toward the fans was “inexcusable,” but noted that the spectators had crossed a line with their comments.

In addition to the league’s investigation, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department announced it is reviewing the incident as well.

Beverley, who will be a free agent this offseason, will be unavailable for the first four games of the 2024-25 season, regardless of which team he signs with.

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