Patrick Beverley
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The Los Angeles Clippers combo guard Patrick Beverley thinks that the Denver Nuggets star big man Nikola Jokic needs to toughen up:

“Jokic presents the same type of, I don’t know, I wouldn’t say problems, but he presents the same thing Doncic presents – a lot of flailing, you know, puts a lot of pressure on referees to make the right call. I think Zu did a helluva job – all the six fouls and what we needed him to do, big and-1 dunk, free throws at the end. We got a win. I think that is the most important,” Beverley said, via Yahoo:

Nikola Jokic, who had 32 points in Game 3 vs. the Clippers of their Western Conference semifinal series on Monday night, responded with:

“They had 26 free throws. We had 10. I am just showing the ref it is a foul. … You need to know when to be aggressive. You need to know to get into the body. Sometimes the advantage of the whistle is on your side or on the opponent’s side. They are a little bit more experienced than us in those situations, so maybe that’s it,” Jokic said, per ESPN.

Hear what award-winning journalist, TV host and author Skip Bayless and a three-time Super Bowl Champion and Pro Football Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe have to say about the incident: