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Milwaukee Bucks point guard Patrick Beverley denied an interview with an ESPN female reporter for a petty reason. The Pacers handed over a 120-98 defeat to the Bucks in the first round of the 2024 NBA Playoffs, and with the win, the Pacers got a 4-2 lead over their counterparts as the Bucks got eliminated from the race. The loss left the Wisconsin side frustrated with the outcome of the game, and their guard vented out the frustration on a female reporter.

After the game, Beverley spoke to the media and during it, he denied an interview to one of the reporters because of his podcast. When ESPN’s Malinda Adams tried to interview the 35-year-old and asked her to move her mic while slowly pushing it away from him because she hadn’t subscribed to his podcast. 

The 35-year-old told the reporter, “You subscribed to my Pod?… You can’t interview me then. No disrespect…Get that mic out of my face, please?… Can you move that mic please or just get out of the circle for me please ma’am?” The 35-year-old played for 40 minutes during the game and finished with 6 points (3/11 FG, 0/3 3PT), 2 rebounds, and five assists. 

The Thursday night game between the Bucks and the Pacers saw Damian Lillard coming in while Giannis Antetokounmpo was ruled out. The 29-year-old has been unavailable for the Bucks since early April and is currently dealing with a left calf strain. The injury took place during a regular season game against the Boston Celtics. 

Lillard, on the other hand, sat out in the past two games with a right Achilles injury. In the first three games for the Bucks, the eight-time All-Star player averaged 32.3 points in the first three games of the series. Bucks coach Doc Rivers spoke about Antetokounmpo and said he was “very, very, very close” to playing.