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Breaking: NBA Announces Punishment For Patrick Beverley

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - MARCH 16: Patrick Beverley #22 of the Minnesota Timberwolves celebrates after Anthony Edwards #1 drew a foul while LeBron James #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts in the second quarter at Target Center on March 16, 2022 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images)

Some of Patrick Beverley's next game check is going to be going straight to the National Basketball Association.

The NBA has announced its fining Beverley $30,000 for "inappropriate statements" he made during a recent media interview.

Beverley, the Minnesota Timberwolves guard, helped beat his former Los Angeles Clippers in the play-in tournament on Tuesday night. After the game, he revealed his NSFW message for his former team.

"Take their a** home. Long flight to LA. Take their a** home," he said.

The NBA is fining the veteran guard $30,000 for his comments.

"Minnesota Timberwolves guard Patrick Beverley has been fined $30,000 for inappropriate statements during a media interview and on social media, including the egregious use of profanity, it was announced today by Byron Spruell, President, League Operations.

"Beverley made his comments to the media ruing a postgame press conference and on a social media post following the Timberwolves' 109-104 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on April 12 at Target Center."

This is the second find Patrick Beverley has received this week alone. The NBA fined the Timberwolves guard $25,000 last weekend for "improper conduct toward a game official."

Beverley has long been known to be a disruptive player, both through his play and words. In Minnesota's win over Los Angeles, he had seven points, 11 rebounds, three assists and one steal.

The Timberwolves, meanwhile, have clinched a spot in the Western Conference Playoffs.