July 2021 Basketball Wiretap

Patrick Beverley Suspended One Game Without Pay For Pushing Chris Paul

Jul 3, 2021 1:08 PM

The NBA suspended Patrick Beverley for one game next season for "forcefully pushing Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul from behind and knocking him to the court during a stoppage in play."

The shove occurred towards the end of the Suns' series-clinching win in Game 6.

Beverley has apologized to Paul via Twitter

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Patrick Beverley Facing Suspension To Start Next Season For Chris Paul Push

Jul 2, 2021 1:08 AM

Patrick Beverley is facing a suspension to start next season after pushing Chris Paul in the back towards the end of Game 6, sources told Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports.

Beverley was ejected from the game following the shove.

“I just think it built up on Pat,” C.J. Paul, Chris' older brother, told Yahoo Sports. “That’s not a way to end it. I don’t know why he did that. I’ve looked at the play a few times and all Chris did was look at him, and that look was everything. That’s when you knew he took his heart."

Beverley sent an apology to Paul via Twitter on Thursday. 

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Jalen Harris Dismissed From NBA For Violating Anti-Drug Program

Jul 1, 2021 4:27 PM

Jalen Harris has been dismissed from the NBA for violating terms of the anti-drug program.

Harris wil be eligible to apply for reinstatement in one year.

Harris appeared in 13 games with the Toronto Raptors last season as a rookie.

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