According to The Undefeated's Marc J. Spears, Beverley appeared to direct his emotion toward Lakers rookie point guard Lonzo Ball, saying, "Weak ass motherf--ker. Bring him out on the court with me and I will tear his ass up."
Beverley declined to repeat what he said, per ESPN.com's Arash Markazi (Warning: linked tweet contains NSFW language):
Markazi also shared Beverley's comments about Ball from the locker room:
Beverley made it clear back in September he was taking Thursday's game seriously. He responded to a tweet by NBA on TNT that included comments from LaVar Ball about Stephen Curry not wanting to guard Lonzo:
Beverley sent a message to Ball in the first quarter when he bodied him to the floor for a personal foul:
The six-year veteran is considered a dogged defender on the perimeter, and he demonstrated why against the Lakers. He limited Ball to three points on 1-of-6 shooting. The No. 2 overall pick also had four assists and two turnovers.
The Lakers and Clippers are set to meet again Nov. 27 and have three more head-to-head matchups over the rest of the season. Based on his comments Thursday night, Beverley likely has those games already circled on his calendar.