Clippers guard Patrick Beverley had a bone to pick with an ESPN commentator who said the Cavaliers' recent win streak might not be enough to get them to the playoffs.
Will Cain of "First Take" said even though the Cavs have won four games in a row since they gutted and revamped their roster, he wasn't sure if it was enough for them to be a "lock" for the playoffs.
Beverley, who is sidelined for the season with a knee injury, took to Twitter to say Cain "knows nothing about basketball."
— Patrick Beverley (@patbev21) February 14, 2018
The pair went back and forth on Twitter about the Cavaliers' playoff destiny before Beverley called in to Cain's radio show to explain why Cain was wrong about Cleveland.
“Of course I’m not playing this year so I’m able to be a fan this year. Any basketball player will tell you, no matter what team… and it’s hard for us to say it. Any team LeBron James on is a lock to come out of anywhere – except in the West, because the West is a different monster," Beverley explained.
"… And you have to give every team out there respect. Brad Stevens has done a hell of a job with Boston. Toronto has been playing their a—es off. It’s a lot of good teams. But, you know, it is LeBron James.”
So there you have it. With LeBron James leading the Cavs, they will certainly make it to the playoffs, according to Beverley.