NBA Twitter reacts to Austin Reaves’ ‘too small’ gesture at Patrick Beverley
In the closing minutes of the Los Angeles Lakers’ 118-108 loss on Sunday to the Chicago Bulls, former Laker Patrick Beverley scored on LeBron James, then gave him the “too small” gesture.
It was a bombastic move from Beverley, who is about seven inches shorter than James, but it wasn’t exactly the least bit surprising, especially considering he previously said he wanted to knock L.A. out of the playoffs.
But the Lakers got their revenge on Wednesday with a 121-110 victory over Chicago in the Windy City. With just under three minutes left in the contest, Austin Reaves converted a one-hander over Beverley, then made the “too small” gesture back at him.
Austin Reaves did the "too small" on Pat Bev 💀 pic.twitter.com/woy0vGIMmt
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 30, 2023
James made it clear he appreciated what Reaves did to their former teammate.
LeBron James on what he thought about Austin Reaves doing the “too small” gesture to Patrick Beverley: “That AR always got my back. Always. Even though he loved Kobe back in the day more than me. I forgive him.” pic.twitter.com/pt0jAMTFO9
— Jovan Buha (@jovanbuha) March 30, 2023
Not only did James love Reaves’ “too small” gesture, but so did many fans on Twitter.
if only Patrick Beverley didn’t shoot 0/5 from the field (0/5 from 3), had a turnover, and be a -32 in a game the Bulls only lost by 11. maybe the game might’ve been more competitive.
instead he was getting “too small” gestures from a 2nd year player in Austin Reaves. oh well 🤣
— _ (@andres21vergara) March 30, 2023
Austin "Larry Bird GOAT" Reaves just hit Patrick Beverley with the too small…..put this man's jersey up there with the Laker greats right now!!!!!!!!! 🗣🗣🗣🗣🗣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 #Lakeshow pic.twitter.com/c2lls1SuM4
— Christian (@KingJaffe617) March 30, 2023
Patrick Beverley tonight:
0 points 😱
2 rebounds 💪
1 assist ✨
0/5 FG 🤮🤣
0/5 3PT ☠️🤮
This man stinks! But I thought he was going to eliminate the Lakers?? 🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/cWZnVygdA7
— Austin Reaves burner (@HoodiReaves) March 30, 2023
Austin Reaves telling Patrick Beverley he’s too small in slow motion is why the NBA will forever be hilarious pic.twitter.com/8L1n41evWI
— Bradeaux (@BradeauxNBA) March 30, 2023
@Lakers keep Austin Reaves no matte what. Too small’d Patrick Beverley 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
— DNickz (@DNickz2600GWOOD) March 30, 2023
Yesssssirrrr Austin Reaves.. Let Patrick Beverley Know He Trash 🐐🐐
— #ThankYouKobe @ O&A (@_TripleThreat99) March 30, 2023
AUSTIN REAVES JUST SCORED ON PATRICK BEVERLEY AND DID THE TOO SMALL CELEBRATION!!!
BUILD HIM THE STATUE RIGHT NOW!!!
— Noah Camras (@noahcamras) March 30, 2023