Video: DeMar DeRozan Completely Disrespects Patrick Beverley On This Play

DeMar DeRozan has been playing at an MVP-like level this season, and his confidence seems to be at an all-time high since arriving in Chicago this past offseason as part of a sign-and-trade with the San Antonio Spurs.  The 32-year-old is averaging a career-high 27.5 points per game, and he has stepped up and hit big shots for the Bulls on several occasions this season - most notably when he had back-to-back game-winning buzzer beaters in January.   

DeRozan's Chicago Bulls hosted the Minnesota Timberwolves Friday night at the United Center, and the hometown Bulls were hoping to win their second game in a row after an 11-point win over the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday.  Late in the fourth quarter, with the Bulls already well on their way to victory, DeRozan was matched up with 3x All-Defensive Teamer Patrick Beverley.  Beverley is a determined defender, notorious for pestering any and all opponents despite being just 6'1", and even was lauded for how he defended against the nearly 7-foot Kevin Durant during the playoffs a couple years ago.

DeMar DeRozan wasn't having any of that on this play, however, as he laughs Beverley's face before catching the ball near the baseline, backing him down, and nailing a turnaround jumper before staring him down and doing one of the longest and most disrespectful "he's too short" gestures you'll ever see:

That was absolutely ice cold by DeRozan, who has been lights-out all season long, leading the Bulls to the 3rd-best record in the Eastern Conference.  The 32-year-old Compton native finished the night with 35 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 assists and the Bulls went on to win the game 134-122.    

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