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Houston Rockets Patrick Beverley One of Many Examples of Perseverance

By James Chung
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Jun 18, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich waves to the fans during the NBA championship parade at San Antonio River Walk. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

If you’ve ever won something or you’ve ever received a promotion, chances are you’ll find a way to celebrate the recent good fortune.

Even the most humble people out there find ways to celebrate every now and then.

It looks like Beverley’s gone ahead and treated himself just a little bit.

Early bday gift for myself. God is Good!!!!

A photo posted by Patrick Beverley (@patbev21) on

While Beverley claims it was an early birthday present to himself, you might even say it was cause for a deserving celebration after inking a multi-million dollar contract with the Rockets.

I’m not sure what he was driving before purchasing the expensive wheels, but every baller dreams of one day making it into the NBA.

After all the hard work and perseverance, a select group of individuals may then be lucky enough to have their names called to sign a deal with a professional basketball team.

With it comes other perks like being able to afford certain luxuries you might not have been able to otherwise.

Beverley was making far less than most of his NBA counterparts, despite having to lead the Rockets as their starting point guard last season.

Perhaps you might say the Rolls-Royce is a rolling advertisement for what can come from working hard.

Or perhaps it was a treat he got himself after cashing in on a bet he made early in the off-season.

@patbev21 I’ll give you half of my checks if you stay in Houston — no name (@iSwagLikeVegeta) May 29, 2015

Bet that. Lol

— Patrick Beverley (@patbev21) May 29, 2015

While I don’t think Beverley has cashed in on his winnings, I’m sure he’s been gracious enough to let the bold fan keep his hard-earned money in his pocket.

For the record, I don’t know if you’d classify the statement in the same category as the one of the infamous verbal agreement made between the Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Clippers big man DeAndre Jordan in this whole free agent frenzy, but I don’t want to add any vegeta to the wound (I would have used the word salt, but vegeta seemed more fitting based on the Twitter handle of the young man who’s already gone ahead and kept himself nameless).

I suppose there can be some silver lining here.

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