Did Oklahoma City Thunder ball boy Mitchell Brown threaten to kill Patrick Beverley? The evidence doesn’t look good in his favor — but we’ll give the 17-year-old the benefit of the doubt. Here’s how it played out:
1. Patrick Beverley of the Houston Rockets goes for a steal on Russell Westbrook.
2. After a collision, Russell Westbrook injures his knee.
3. It ends up that Russell Westbrook suffered a torn meniscus and might miss the rest of the playoffs.
4. Mitchell Brown’s Twitter account posts this: “Patrick Beverley, I’m coming to kill you.”
5. In response to another tweet, the account then posted this: “he was playing like a spaz. He was all ‘ooh it’s my first game starting! I gotta show out’ screw him!”
6. It didn’t stop there: “Patrick Beverley I’m coming to kill you. #spaz”
7. After stories about this incident started spreading, this was posted on Mitchell Brown’s Twitter: “Yesterday I posted something completely Inappropriate and I need to apologize. I was out of line and it will not happen again.”
8. But, wait, there’s more. All of those posts were deleted (including the apology) and this was then tweeted: “Patrick Beverley, yesterday someone tweeted on my account making a death threat towards you and it wasn’t me. I apologize.”
Yeah, um, I don’t wanna call this kid out but I’ve never seen a hacker post a fake apology. But, again, he’s only 17 so we’ll let it slide. Hopefully he doesn’t lose his Thunder ball boy gig.