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Michael Beasley: "We are the team to beat"

Posted on: September 17, 2010 10:49 am
 
Posted by Royce Young

Since moving to Minnesota, according to his general manager, Michael Beasley has supposedly given up his old habits. And by "old habits," I think you know what I mean.

But then he goes and says something like this which makes you think maybe he hasn't.
"Honestly, and I know a lot of people are not going to like that fact that I'm going to say this but I think we are the team to beat," Beasley told Timberwolves.com in an interview. "You know, that's just me and my ego speaking. I think the Lakers are the defending champs two years in a row, I think the Lakers still hold that title. It's nice to see somebody try to fight back but as of now, the Lakers are still the team to beat."
So you are the team to beat, but then you're not? You have to admire Beasley's confidence though. And as a player, why shouldn't you think your team will be good? It's not very fun to go into a season admitting you're going to stink. But even despite egos and confidence, most people still have some sense of reality, something Beasley evidently does not.

But on one hand, you have the Timberwolves writing open letters admitting they aren't going to be winning anything important any time soon, then on the other, a player is saying they're the best team out there. One of those left hand doesn't know what the right is doing sort of things, huh?

Say it again with me just for fun - Minnesota Timberwolves: the team to beat in 2010-11.
Comments

Since: Jul 12, 2010
Posted on: September 17, 2010 4:19 pm
 

Michael Beasley: "We are the team to beat"

What he meant to say was that his team is going to get beat, over and over and over and over...  And he "thinks" the Lakers won the championship the last 2 years? Guess his memory is a little fuzzy from all the weed he smoked. What a joke. Betcha the Bulls are so happy to know they made the right pick in Rose over Beasley. And to think, a lot of the so-called "experts" thought that Beasley should have gone #1.



Since: Jun 14, 2009
Posted on: September 17, 2010 4:12 pm
 

Michael Beasley: "We are the team to beat"

"I think the are the defending champs two years in a row, I think the Lakers still hold that title"

What does he mean he thinks they are the defending champions? They are!



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: September 17, 2010 4:07 pm
 

Michael Beasley: "We are the team to beat"

I agree Ice.  Non-story.  Now, how about the Thunder?? There is a story.  Win our division if we stay healthy and push the Lakers for the finals.  Really.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: September 17, 2010 3:55 pm
 

Michael Beasley: "We are the team to beat"

I would expect the initial answer out of any player, at any level, to be identical to Beasley's.  If you don't think you are going to win every time you play, your training habits and preparation suffer.

There is virtually no reason to even pick up this story, other than "Its fun to pick on the Timberwolves".  Try a legitimate piece of news Mr. Author.



Since: Jan 10, 2010
Posted on: September 17, 2010 3:34 pm
 

Michael Beasley: "We are the team to beat"

I agree.  He was never in a situation to really excel as the main guy.  Sure he had his faults and still does but those are great averages for any player.  Playing second seat to D Wade was a hard thing to adjust to from being the go to guy his entire high school and college career and obviously he wasn't ready for NBA life outside of the game yet.  He has a great opportunity so hoepfully he doesn't blow it.



Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: September 17, 2010 3:22 pm
 

Michael Beasley: "We are the team to beat"

Thanks for killing all of the momentum we had in legalizing it! 



Since: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: September 17, 2010 3:12 pm
 

Michael Beasley: "We are the team to beat"

I do not know exactly what it is about Beasley ... but his erratic behavior (and proclivity for smoking weed) is truly indicative of the vast majority of athletes from the Washington, DC Metro area.

They are either celebrated & rewarded for their ability & achievements (i.e. Kevin Durant, Rudy Gay) OR clowned & scorned for their sense of entitlement & idiocy.

There really are no answers ... just more of the same on the way.
Before you dismiss this comment as stereotyping ... remember, that this comes from someone who lives it on a daily basis.




Since: Nov 5, 2006
Posted on: September 17, 2010 3:08 pm
 

What's wrong with that?

So what is wrong with Michael Beasley giving the Timberwolves a little attitude? Is there anything that some of these guys can say that will not immediately be shredded to bits by everyone? Would you rather the guy sulked and pouted after being traded, and refused to play in Minnesota? Who freaking cares if it is unrealistic...it is positive and upbeat, and that's exactly what you should want to hear if you are in Minnesota. I realize the guy has not been the greatest citizen, or played up to some people's expectations so far. But he is very young, has not exactly committed any crimes against humanity, and now he is ready to go to Minn. and win some games. Good for him. I will be rooting for him.



Since: Aug 3, 2010
Posted on: September 17, 2010 3:04 pm
 

Michael Beasley: "We are the team to beat"

I'm a big Wolves fan, but come on, let's be real.  I'll be impressed with 20 wins this year.



Since: Apr 23, 2007
Posted on: September 17, 2010 2:51 pm
 

Michael Beasley: "We are the team to beat"

And as many on here said, "How can you pass on Beasley to draft Derrick Rose?!!!"

try again.


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