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Thunder ball boy allegedly tweets threat to kill Rockets player

April 29, 2013|By Houston Mitchell
  • Police are investigating an alleged death threat directed at Patrick Beverley of the Houston Rockets by a ball boy for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Above, Beverley scores against the Thunder.
Police are investigating an alleged death threat directed at Patrick Beverley… (Aaron M. Sprecher / European…)

Oklahoma City Thunder ball boy Mitchell Brown is being investigated by police after allegedly threatening, via Twitter, to kill Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley.

See, Thunder fans aren't happy with Beverley because they blame him for the torn meniscus that will sideline Thunder guard Russell Westbrook for the rest of the season. Beverley lunged at Westbrook and collided with him in Game 2 of their best-of-seven series, causing the injury.

After Westbrook had surgery Saturday, Brown allegedly tweeted "Patrick Beverly, I'm coming to kill you."

Brown allegedly later apologized for the tweet, then said his account was hacked and deactivated it.

The Thunder said in a statement that they “do not condone his comments. He works game nights on a voluntary basis and the matter will be handled internally.”

Oklahoma City police Capt. Dexter Nelson told Associated Press on Monday that his department is working with the Houston police and the NBA to investigate the alleged threat.

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