“Ain’t From Santa, That S**t’s From Me” | Pat Beverley Plays Scrooge For His Kids’ Xmas

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Los Angeles Lakers guard Patrick Beverley keeps it real this holiday season, dashing his children’s Christmas dreams by telling them Santa Claus is not real. The ball player and media personality let the world know how it goes down in his home for the holiday season on his show, “The Pat Bev Podcast.”

“Them presents y’all getting ain’t from Santa, that s**t’s from me,” Pat said.

Beverley took it a step further, dispelling the mythical cookies and milk reward for Santa’s lengthy journey of dropping off presents to all the good children worldwide. He told the kids he had been the one eating the cookies they laid out on Christmas Eve and even gave his beverage preferences by asking them for a soda instead of milk.

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“That’s me eating that s***; I just wanted to let you guys know,” Beverley added savagely.

Beverley’s son didn’t take his new reality well, and Pat is officially the Grinch that stole Christmas in a way.

“It looked like I killed him, or something. He was destroyed,” Beverley continued.

This is not the first time Beverley has laid an unpopular opinion on his show with polarizing results. The outspoken player recently hit a nerve when he came for high-end barbers who he feels are charging celebrity athletes exorbitant amounts of money for their services. On his podcast, Beverley revealed that he’s being charged $300 for one session and he has now stopped getting haircuts.

“These guys are getting slightly disrespectful now,” Beverley said. “I’m talking about like, come to the crib, lining you up; how much? ‘$300.’ Like damn, that’s a pretty penny, every I don’t know week $300. So you see my sh*t? I don’t even cut my sh*t.”

Beverley spent the 2021-22 season as a part of the Minnesota Timberwolves as the starting point guard with a veteran presence. Pat Bev helped guide Minnesota to a 46-36 record and a return to the postseason. He was a perfect match with Timberwolves notables Karl-Anthony Towns and Anthony Edwards, and the city also was inspired by his impact.

On the Lakers, who currently have a 10-14 record, Beverley’s play on offense has noticeably declined since the Timberwolves days. He is averaging a career-worst 4.1 points on a career-worst 26.6 percent field goal shooting, including a career-worst 23.8 percent shooting from deep; however, on defense he has remained a solid presence.

The 34-year-old has a $13 million deal currently with the Lake Show and was brought in to help the struggling play of Russell Westbrook. Beverley was expected to help the troubled Lakers’ season this year, however, he is experiencing a shooting slump that is uncharacteristic of his prior play.

Still, what Beverley has lacked on the court this season he has made up for in the media, becoming a star on ESPN’s “First Take” against Stephen A. Smith and now going the Draymond Green route with his own show. He has entered the rarefied lane of a role player that found more relevance off the court while still playing, even if it is at the expense of his children’s traditional Christmas values.

Rhett Butler is a Boxing Writer Association of America Journalist, Play-By-Play Commentator, Combat Sports Insider, and Former Mixed Martial Arts and Boxing Promoter. The New York City native honed his skills at various news outlets including but not limited to: TIME Magazine, Money Magazine, CNN's Wolf Blitzer Reports, and more. Rhett hosts the PRITTY Left Hook podcast, a polarizing combat sports insider's take featuring the world's biggest names.