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During his introductory press conference, Patrick Beverley shared his thoughts on what it means to him to be playing for the Los Angeles Lakers after spending time in L.A. as a Clipper, via Mirjam Swanson of the Southern California News Group:

“It’s very different. It’s night and day too just walking, you almost get a different respect. But with that respect comes a lot of responsibility too so for me and my upbringing, you never want to take an opportunity like this for granted. You’re talking about one of America’s teams so with that comes a badge of honor and respect that you have to play with each and every night. But that’s something I do anyway.”