Steve Kerr on Patrick Beverley: ‘I worry he’s going to get whiplash on some of these flops’

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In the Clippers’ Game 5 win over the Warriors, Patrick Beverley – while holding his shoe, which fell off the previous possession – drew a charge on Draymond Green. The players got tangled, and then Green got a technical foul.

Golden State coach Steve Kerr, via Mark Medina of The Mercury News:

“I didn’t think it was a good call. You know Beverley is going to flop in the paint and Draymond turned,” Kerr said. “It was like Mike Tyson punched him in the face. Beverley is good at that. His head literally snaps back. I worry he’s going to get whiplash on some of these flops. But he’s good at it. They’re often times partial to the little guy who’s down there. I didn’t like that particular call.”

The Warriors are agitated.

Beverley is a pest, and he’s getting under Golden State’s skin. He has been instrumental in setting a tone for the tenacious Clippers. Flop or not, his plan is working to perfection.

It’s a little wild to see Kerr so strongly call out an opposing player, but he has done this before. For many coaches, that’d be seen as unbecoming. But when you keep winning, you get more leeway.