The Los Angeles Lakers made a miraculous comeback from 25 points down to beat the Portland Trailblazers. In the closing moments of the game, Los Angeles guard Patrick Beverley decided to clown the Trailblazers’ star player, Damian Lillard, for his famous “Dame Time” wristwatch taunt.
Patrick Beverley Says Damian Lillard’s “Dame Time” Watch is Broken After Lakers Come Back from 25 Down to Beat Blazers
It all started when Lillard and Beverley got into a fight during a free throw attempt. Lillard was heard threatening Patrick Beverley by telling him, “I’ll beat your a**”. Later in the game, he would get his revenge when the Lakers began their comeback. With about 30 seconds left in the game, Beverley pointed to his wrist then pretended to take off the broken ‘Dame Time’ watch, and throw it away, as if to imply that Lillard’s watch was no longer working.
The moment was a great example of Beverley’s ability to use trash talk and taunting to his advantage. This moment was just one example of the long-standing rivalry the two competitors. The rivalry has been ongoing since 2012, when Lillard was drafted by the Trailblazers. Since then, the two have gone head to head on multiple occasions, and their exchanges have been some of the most heated in the NBA.
The rivalry between Patrick Beverley and Damian Lillard is a classic example of how trash talking and taunting can be used to gain an advantage in a game. Beverley was able to use his taunting to get into Lillard’s head, and help spark the Lakers’ comeback.
It’s a lesson that all players should take to heart: never underestimate the power of trash talk. This is why Beverley’s value to a team always goes beyond the stats, similar to PJ Tucker.