A Thunder ball boy is under investigation by authorities for threatening Patrick Beverley via Twitter (which were later deleted) after it was learned that Russell Westbrook would be out for the rest of the playoffs due surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. Westbrook hurt his knee colliding with Beverley who was attempting a steal from the Thunder point guard while he was calling a timeout. Beverley meant no harm, but that didn’t stop fans from sending threatening messages to the Rockets guard.
According to the Houston Chronicle:
The vitriol about the play in which Westbrook suffered a season-ending knee injury escalated to death threats directed at Beverley, including one from someone who describes himself as a Thunder ball boy.
Mitchell Brown sent a tweet that threatened, “Patrick Beverly (sic), I’m coming to kill you.” He sent another using Beverley’s Twitter handle; “@pavbev21 I’m coming to kill you.”
Capt. Dexter Nelson, a spokesman for the Oklahoma City Pol...