NBA Suspends Lakers Guard For Shoving Suns' Center Ayton

The NBA announced the suspension of Los Angeles Lakers guard Patrick Beverley on Thursday following his forceful shove of Phoenix Suns center DeAndre Ayton during LA's 115-105 defeat on Tuesday. 

Beverley is set to serve a three-game suspension without pay starting on Nov. 25 when his LA club faces off against the Spurs.

The 34-year-old veteran, who was served double technical fouls and subsequently ejected on Tuesday, was not only suspended due to his forceful push as the NBA also made their decision based on Beverley's past history of unsportsmanlike conducts throughout his career. Most notably Beverley's push against Suns' point guard Chris Paul during his tenure as a Clipper in Game Six of the 2020-21 Conference Finals. 

Beverley signed with the Lakers this past offseason and has averaged a woeful 4.1 PPG, four rebounds, and three assists. 

Photo Credit: © Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports