Mar 27, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets point guard Patrick Beverley (12) dribbles against the Indiana Pacers in the first half at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

OKC Thunder ball boy Tweets death threat to Patrick Beverley of the Houston Rockets

Patrick Beverley of the Houston Rockets has received countless death threats via Twitter after news came out yesterday that Russell Westbrook would need knee surgery from the injury he sustained in Game 2.

This is what happens on Twitter these days. It happens every day and it’s pretty nasty to look at. It’s even happened to Kevin Durant before.

We’re almost to the point where we are numb to what people tweet. I know I just expect the worst at this point.

One of the death threat tweets Beverley has received has come from an Oklahoma City Thunder ball boy. This was first discovered by, a Houston Rockets blog.


Is this now where we need to take Twitter death threats seriously? What if this ball boy actually does plan to kill Beverley?

I’m here to say right now that I don’t think in any way that this Thunder ball boy is seriously considering this with this tweet. I fully believe that he just didn’t think before tweeting this or think that anyone would care enough to take this seriously. He’s just upset and doesn’t actually want to kill Beverley.

That’s what I think.

But should we play this on the safe side and not allow him to be present at any more games in this series?

That’s what a lot of the Rockets fans from this forum believe. It’s hard to argue with them.

What do you think?

Update: Ball boy claiming someone hacked his account so I guess he’s kind of apologizing for the tweet.

Tags: Houston Rockets NBA Playoffs Oklahoma City Thunder Patrick Beverley Russell Westbrook

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