Patrick Beverley Sounds Off After Giving Lakers’ LeBron James ‘Too Small’ Sign, Bulls Win

Bulls guard Patrick Beverley had plenty to say after returning to LA and beating his former team.Patrick Beverley

Of course, Beverley was only a member of the Lakers for the first part of the season. Then he was traded to the Magic (for currently injured center Mo Bamba). Then he was waived. Then he was picked up by the Bulls.

Then Beverley and the Bulls visited the Lakers and walked away with a win. During that game, Beverley flipped in a shot over LeBron James and gave the Lakers great the “too small” sign. James just sort of gave an exasperated look.

“I do it to everybody,” Beverley said, via Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times. “I was just having fun, getting lost in the game. Just getting lost in the game, having fun, man. We’re not construction workers. We’re not guys that have to get up at 4 o’clock in the morning. We’re professional basketball players. It’s all about having fun. That’s what we tried to do tonight, well, what I tried to do tonight.”

Beverley also said he believes he’s a better fit in Chicago.

“Yeah. If I’m a spoon, (Bulls coach Billy Donovan) is using me as a spoon,” Beverley said, via Turner. “The Lakers, you know, I was a spoon and they used me as a fork.”

That said, Beverley said he appreciated his brief run with the Lakers, who acquired him in a trade with the Jazz (via the Timberwolves) before the season.

“I was just playing basketball, trying to get lost in basketball,” Beverley said. “Yeah, it was fun, man. Tonight was fun. Obviously, it’s good to see some old teammates, old coaching staff. The opportunity coach (Darvin Ham) and (GM Rob Pelinka) gave me when I was with the Lakers never goes unforgotten. Always grateful. Fortunate to get a win tonight.”

The Bulls and Lakers go at it again Wednesday night in Chicago.

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