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Patrick Beverley is quickly becoming the funniest sports star on television.
The Minnesota Timberwolves guard has savagely mocked Stephen A. Smith with own classic one-liner, urging the ESPN host to "stay off the weeeeeeed".
Appearing on the TV show First Take alongside Stephen A. Smith and JJ Redick, Beverley was arguing that Philadelphia 76ers star James Harden still deserves the $50 million per year supermax deal, despite his dwindling form over the past few seasons.
Smith and Redick completely disagreed, so much so that Beverley flipped the switch and used Stephen A.'s catchphrase to well and truly school him.
“I got a question, this is a question to you, because I know you like to point this out when people get caught doing drugs. Do they drug test on this show?” Beverley said.
“You need to be drug tested man! Get off the weeeeeeeeed man!
“Get off of it, stop man, give that brother his flowers man!”
Patrick Beverley hits Stephen A. Smith with his own "stay off the weeeeeed" pic.twitter.com/q2huowSheU— Brandon Contes (@BrandonContes) May 17, 2022
Former NBA player turned co-host Redick could be seen giggling on screen during the hilarious exchange.
Meanwhile, Stephen A. seemed stunned that his slogan has been stolen.
He replied: "I need to be drug tested?!
“Timeout, timeout! We have spent years giving [Harden] his props. We’ve been giving him props for the last decade!
What are you talking about 'giving him props'? We've spent the last decade giving him his props!
"Oh my god, we’ve given him nothing but love... how many flowers does he need?”
Beverley then argues that Harden should have won league MVP three years in a row, which Stephen A. agreed with.
The exchange made for hilarious viewing, of course, as Stephen A's "stay off the weed" line was resurrected.
Throughout his broadcast career, the ESPN talking head has come out with some brilliant lines, but none have been more iconic or funnier than his "stay off the weeeeeeeed" one.
Pat Bev calling Chris Paul a traffic cone is spicy as hell pic.twitter.com/hZDsfq5GoJ— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) May 16, 2022
As for Beverley, his punditry has quickly become box office entertainment.
He made headlines recently for going off on rival Chris Paul, claiming the Phoenix Suns star "can't guard".
Speaking shortly after Paul's team lost 123-90 in Game 7 of their Western Conference semifinals series against the Dallas Mavericks, Beverley told Stephen A. Smith: “Ain’t nobody worried about Chris Paul and the Suns.
“Don’t get it twisted. He can’t guard. He can’t and everyone knows that… CP can’t guard anybody, man, everybody in the NBA know that.
“You know what you do with cones, in the summer time you got a cone, you make a move. What does the cone do? Nothing. He’s a cone. Everyone knows that, it’s just that y’all don’t want to accept that. Give him the Ben Simmons slander.”
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