Patrick Beverley Visits Cedars Sinai

 Los Angeles Clippers Guard Patrick Beverly visits and takes pictures with some of the nurses at Cedars-Sinai Hospital. (Cam Buford photo)
Los Angeles Clippers Guard Patrick Beverly visits and takes pictures with some of the nurses at Cedars-Sinai Hospital. (Cam Buford photo)

By Cameron Buford,

The life of and National Basketball Star is often hectic. Between their practices, game day schedules, traveling agendas and the building their various brands many of these guys do not have time for much other than their families and their personal lives. Not enough attention is given when these guys take their time to spend it with the unfortunate or underprivileged. Within the past month, Los Angeles Clippers Guard Patrick Beverly has spent two days at Cedars Sinai Hospital, sharing his time with a few of their patients.

On his initial visit, Beverly visited with patients at Cedars-Sinai’s Maxine Dunitz Children’s Health Center. Upon his return trip to the hospital, he then came back to visit families and patients at Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Care Center. Additionally, Beverley then hosted an able family he visited with to a Clippers home game.

While at the hospital, Patrick Beverly was challenged to a game Jenga with a patient. After the patient won, I asked Patrick if he let him win. His response is exactly what you would expect from a professional athlete; “Absolutely not!” His disappointment in the loss was pretty evident and kind of funny. S you may have imagined, he enjoyed visiting with the patient just hates losing.

These are the types of stories that I enjoy covering and sharing with our readers. Patrick sincerely expresses his visits these patients and their families to brightening their day and spirits. The patients and families he’s visited seemed to really appreciate the time and consideration he shared. When asked why he takes his time to visit families, “it helps puts things in perspective.” He continued to say these visits “helps him to appreciate what we have!”

Cedars-Sinai is the official health partner of the L.A. Clippers and partners with the team on initiatives including the Heart of L.A. series, which is geared towards youth and fitness. At six Heart of L.A. weekend day games, children age 13 and under receive special giveaways. At the next Heart of L.A. game on Sunday, March 3 at 12:30 p.m., children will receive a Heart of L.A. Chuck’s Birthday Hooded Bath Towel, presented by Cedars-Sinai.

The Clippers should be for commended for their efforts to unite their players with their communities. I also applaud Patrick Beverly for “paying it forward” by sharing his time with these families who needed the uplifting spirit he brought with him. Please let me know your thoughts on the Clippers events and their players participating in these events, by commenting in the comment section of this article on or @whatsgoodinsports on Twitter.