Skip to content

Beverley: I was a 'spoon' and Lakers 'were using me as a fork'

Tim Nwachukwu / Getty Images Sport / Getty

Chicago Bulls guard Patrick Beverley believes he wasn't utilized the right way during his stint with the Los Angeles Lakers.

"If I'm a spoon, (coach) Billy (Donovan) is using me as a spoon," Beverley said after the Bulls' 118-108 victory over the Lakers on Sunday, according to K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago. "With the Lakers, I was a spoon and they were using me as a fork. It's just different."

Beverley started 45 games for the Lakers this season before being dealt to the Orlando Magic at the Feb. 9 trade deadline. He agreed to a buyout with the Magic soon after and signed with his hometown Bulls.

The 34-year-old finished with 10 points, five assists, and four rebounds in Sunday's win. He also went viral after hitting LeBron James with the "too small" gesture after scoring on the Lakers star in the fourth quarter.

"I was just playing basketball, trying to get lost in basketball. (Sunday) was fun," Beverley said. "It was good to see some old teammates, some old coaching staffs. The opportunity Rob Pelinka gave me with the Lakers never goes forgotten. Always grateful."

Daily Newsletter

Get the latest trending sports news daily in your inbox