Patrick Beverley will represent the LA Clippers on All-Star Saturday as one of the participants in the Skills Challenge in his hometown Chicago.
All-Star Weekend in Chicago is just two weekends away. The LA Clippers will now have representation on two of the days’ festivities with the announcement that Patrick Beverley will participate in the Taco Bell Skill Challenge according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Beverley is no stranger to the Skills Challenge. Back in 2015 in just his third season in the league when he was a member of the Houston Rockets, Beverley won the competition in Brooklyn after defeating Brandon Knight in the final round. It was a comeback performance after Knight got out to a quick lead while Bev struggled at hitting passes. Luckily, Knight missed the three-point shot to end it twice and Bev was able to knock his down in one shot securing the victory.
You can watch that performance here:
Known as a defensive specialist, it’s always fun to see Bev showcase some of his more traditional point guard skills. So far the only other confirmed participant is another Chicago favorite, Derrick Rose. Without seeing the rest of the field, it’s hard to judge how good Bev’s chances are of winning. If there is one thing we know about him though, it’s that he’s an absolute dog and will try his hardest to come away with a victory. He also will be extra amped up to perform in front of his hometown.
Beverley is having a great season for the Clippers after re-signing with them this past offseason. He’s scoring 8.5 points per game and has been very solid from deep, connecting on 36.8% of his 4.4 attempts per game. He’s also (as usual) been a beast defensively averaging 1.3 steals per game. He has become one of the vocal leaders on and off the court and will figure heavily into the team’s championship aspirations.
Make sure to tune in for All-Star Saturday on February 15 to watch Bev take on the competition and then on All-Star Sunday on February 16 to see Kawhi Leonard represent the LA Clippers on the big stage.