Thunder ballboy under police investigation for sending death threats to Rockets Patrick Beverley on Twitter


People get really emotional when something happens with their favorite team or athlete. And with the invention of social media, the average fans has a multitude of ways to reach out and touch their favorites. So what happens when an overzealous ball boy for the Oklahoma City Thunder discovers that Russell Westbrook was lost for the season? He takes to Twitter of course to hit Rockets Patrick Beverly to send him a message:

[He] sent a tweet that threatened, “Patrick Beverly (sic), I’m coming to kill you.” He sent another using Beverley’s Twitter handle; “@pavbev21 I’m coming to kill you.”

Capt. Dexter Nelson, a spokesman for the Oklahoma City Police Department, said officers in conjunction with the Houston Police Department and the NBA are looking into what he described as “Internet threats.”

Thunder spokesperson Matt Tumbleson said: “We do not condone his comments. He works game nights on a voluntary basis. We will handle this matter internally.”

Save all the tough talk and threats for private conversations with your real life friends. Joke or not, the police will come find you. Now you’re probably going to lose your chance to snag towels and mop the floor for your favorite team all behind Twitter.

Beyond that, there’s no indication that Beverley purposely tried to hurt Russell.