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Michael Beasley shoves fan in face at exhibition

Posted on: August 4, 2011 11:35 pm
Edited on: August 5, 2011 12:24 pm
 
Posted by Ben Gollivermichael-beasley-face

Streetball games are meant to provide in-your-face action for diehard fans. But not like this.

A number of top NBA players -- including Oklahoma City All-Star forward Kevin Durant and Minnesota Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley -- converged on the legendary Dyckman Park in New York City for an exhibition game between Team 914 and Team Nike on Thursday night.

Unfortunately, the courtside banter proved to be too much for Beasley, as the New York Daily News reports that one of the NBA's notorious knuckleheads decided to shove a heckler in the face during the game.
In the second half, Beasley began jawing with some fans under one of the baskets, at one point shouting "I get paid to do this!" to a section of the packed house.

One of the fans, Garland Quince, was involved in the chatter. Beasley approached Quince, who was standing behind a portable metal barrier. Beasley then "mushed" him, as Quince described it, placing both hands on his face and shoving him backward.

"He just mushed me. He mushed me in my face," Quince said. "I was arguing about a Kevin Durant call and he just mushed me in my face."

The game was stopped briefly as security guards helped the situation cool down. 
Beasley has kept busy this summer, competing in exhibition and charity games across the country. And, of course, getting busted for pot possession back in July.

Beasley is brash, talented and self-confident to a fault. If you had to list the NBA players in order of who was most likely to get into an altercation with a fan during an exhibition game, Beasley would certainly be in the top five, along with Los Angeles Lakers forward Ron Artest, Sacramento Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins, Dallas Mavericks guard DeShawn Stevenson and Lakers center Andrew Bynum.

Given that the Timberwolves are the league's most dysfunctional mess, Beasley has no motivation for toeing the line during the lockout. Whenever the NBA starts up again, he'll be playing for a new coach who has yet to be hired. If he could see the bigger picture, he would realize that he will almost certainly not be worth the $8.2 millon qualifying offer that will be needed to keep him after the 2011-2012 season, meaning he should be on his best behavior so that someone not named David Kahn might be willing to take a chance on him and his horrifically inefficient volume scoring.

Update: Here's video of the incident courtesy of YouTube user ThePowProduction.



Comments

Since: Jun 5, 2009
Posted on: October 23, 2011 10:25 am
 

Michael Beasley shoves fan in face at exhibition

I had to mute this video.  Sounded like a chicken coop.  That being said...Beasley is a moron, and anyone surprised by this is clueless.



Since: Apr 23, 2010
Posted on: August 7, 2011 7:57 pm
 

Michael Beasley shoves fan in face at exhibition

Beasley is at fault there but he is too much of a classless dumb ignorant person to notice that



Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: August 7, 2011 12:26 pm
 

Michael Beasley shoves fan in face at exhibition

Bwahahaha...he didn't even look the guy in the eye when he did it. I'm not sure who was in the wrong, and I don't really care.



Since: Apr 23, 2010
Posted on: August 7, 2011 9:03 am
 

Michael Beasley shoves fan in face at exhibition

Michael Beasley is the biggest waste of $perm every created... the biggest cancer the league has ever seen.. someone needs to shot him.



Since: Dec 5, 2006
Posted on: August 7, 2011 3:32 am
 

Michael Beasley shoves fan in face at exhibition

A number of top NBA players -- including Oklahoma City All-Star forward and Minnesota forward
Ben if you really mean top NBA players you might mean top knuckleheads (a term you use for Beasley later) except then Kevin Durant would be a strange call for a knucklehead. If you mean top scorers then Durant (27.7) certainly qualifies but not Beasley (19.2). If you mean top winners Durant (55) qualifies but not Beasley (17); if you mean PER then Durant (23.6) is certainly among the top while Beasley (15.5) is decidedly average. Sorry but there is simply no way to lump Beasley with the Durantula.

The NBA is in lockout so knuckleheads can expand and ply their trade. Beasley must have known what to expect from a raucous New York crowd and still sucks into it so easily. Considering how Beasley (a #2 pick in the draft) came to be a Timberwolves player it describes his previous team's (Heat) desire to get rid of him (he came for a couple of 2nd round draft picks). Your list of losers and knuckleheads continues a long line of former players (Darius Miles, Isaiah Rider, Latrell Sprewell, Marvin Barnes, Eddie Griffin, etc.) who have wasted their talent and run afoul of rules and laws. It is sad that a player earning millions of dollars for playing a game cannot at least try to help his team.



Since: Mar 30, 2009
Posted on: August 6, 2011 11:32 pm
 

Michael Beasley shoves fan in face at exhibition

Streetball or no, I would've beat his nappy-haired, pot-smoking worthless ass to the ground.




Since: Jul 21, 2010
Posted on: August 6, 2011 11:27 pm
 

Michael Beasley shoves fan in face at exhibition

Punk pushes punk...........who cares??



Since: Jan 5, 2009
Posted on: August 6, 2011 5:41 pm
 

Michael Beasley shoves fan in face at exhibition

I agree with the previous comment.... Look like it was some acting going on.



Since: Jun 15, 2009
Posted on: August 6, 2011 11:30 am
 

Michael Beasley shoves fan in face at exhibition

Wow, talk about creating controversy over nothing...This was a street-ball game people THIS IS THE CULTURE OF THIS TYPE OF EVENT. Streetball is all smack talk and showmanship, the fans at the event loved this, the players loved it..even the guy getting "mushed" loved this...its the ridiculous media that has their collective heads up their behinds...



Since: Dec 9, 2008
Posted on: August 6, 2011 7:47 am
 

Michael Beasley shoves fan in face at exhibition

The action itself is childish and uncalled for but defintely blown a little out of the water.


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