Patrick Beverly Got Very Emotional in the Post-Game Press Conference, Just Hours after His Grandfather’s Death (Video)
Just hours prior to the tipoff of game 4 against the Spurs, the Houston Rockets’ Patrick Beverly learned that his grandfather, whom he was very close with, passed away. Beverly made the difficult decision to play through the pain rather than fly to Chicago to be with his family during the difficult time.
Though he maintained his composure during the game, while speaking to the press about his relationship with the departed, Beverly got understandably emotional:
Rockets’ Patrick Beverley fights back tears as he remembers his grandfather: “He wore my jerseys every single day.” pic.twitter.com/UFGUN8j7r9
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) May 8, 2017
Beverly remembered in his statement that his grandfather would wear his jersey “every day of his life,” even when the star was cutting his teeth playing in the Ukraine before making it to the NBA.