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Patrick Beverley: 50 percent of NBA players don't like basketball

Patrick Beverley, the NBA's most recent 'bad boy' (he went on to be suspended for his "history of unsportsmanlike acts"), has made the claim that "50 percent of NBA players don't love basketball."

The 34-year-old veteran point guard, who started the season with the Los Angeles Lakers and finished it with the Chicago Bulls, said on 'The Pat Bev' podcast that "most of the teammates I know that don't love basketball are damn good and they're the most skilled. The preparation is different when you have that much skill because you can just show up to the game and score 30 or 40 points. That might work against other teams that aren't as good, but you can't do that in the playoffs."

On the percentage of NBA players who don't like basketball Beverley's answer was blunt: "Fifty percent...and I'm being kind."

Beverley wanted to explain his words and point out that those players with so much talent don't focus their time and efforts on the game and getting better.

"Can you have all that energy and put it into basketball?" Beverley questioned. "Is it analyzing a video? Is it extra shots? Is it more free throws? Is it working on shots that you might not even use, just to have some wild card on the court? Are you prepared? Do you know the coach's philosophy? Do you know what the coaches want from you? It may be different than what you want from yourself."

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