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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: Sep 30, 2007
Posted on: August 5, 2011 5:59 pm
 

Michael Beasley shoves fan in face at exhibition

Beasley's got serious balls to do that in the hood. He's lucky he didnt get shot. I'm with Beasley on this one though. That fan deserved it.



Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: August 5, 2011 4:26 pm
 

Michael Beasley shoves fan in face at exhibition

Lol, Garland Quince, if you're reading this, you deserve to get mushed. And stop acting like a bitch, you're talking crap to Beasley or Durant and now you're crying like a bitch over that soft "mushed' to your ugly face. If I was Beasley, I would have spit on your fugly face and just laugh at you. Bet now you're using that as an excuse for suing Beasley or getting unemployment cos you can't work now cos your face and mouth is too swollen to function. Bottom line, you deserved to get mushed, period. Now go and cry to your momma.



Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: August 5, 2011 4:08 pm
 

Michael Beasley shoves fan in face at exhibition

LOL, I'm sorry but I gotta take Beasley's side on this one.  Not just cuz I'm a Wolves fan, either, but when you are playin an exhibition streetball game in the hood this stuff is expected.  That fan sure looked like he probably deserved it.  Good job Beasley!



Since: Nov 16, 2006
Posted on: August 5, 2011 3:26 pm
 

Michael Beasley shoves fan in face at exhibition

Why is Beasley such an angry boy?


Meh, this is just typical behavior. In fact, I'm surprised this is all that happened considering all those invovled. It's shocking that this was even reported. Can't we just chalk this up as another ignorance fulled undeducated argument that resulted in familiar fashion as they normally do? Page 2 please...



Since: Dec 13, 2006
Posted on: August 5, 2011 1:30 pm
 

Michael Beasley shoves fan in face at exhibition

Funny how the guy who got pushed tried to make himself out to be an innocent bystander. H esure didnt look like
he was arguing a durant call as he says in article



Since: Nov 7, 2010
Posted on: August 5, 2011 11:42 am
 

Michael Beasley shoves fan in face at exhibition

The Pride of the Kansas State Wildcats.


Yes, I know, the word pride isn't something you hear when you are talking about Kansas State. 
Now you know why.



Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: August 5, 2011 11:05 am
 

Michael Beasley shoves fan in face at exhibition

Man; how can I get a front row seat to Dychman Park and watch some of the fellas ball? Do they serve drinks or appetizers at these courtside boxes? It's cool that fans can just wander on to the court to express themselves. This concept could sweep the NBA landscape in the new collective bargaining agreement when the league returns int2013. Just imagine mingling with the King or Kobe on the sidelines. The Malice in the Palace would be like a sorority pillow fight compared to the nightly riots that would ensue when this ground-breaking concept is approved by David Stern. Must-see TV!



Since: Sep 6, 2007
Posted on: August 5, 2011 9:16 am
 

Michael Beasley shoves fan in face at exhibition

So was this video pulled from an official AP source? LOL. Nice titles to the related videos probably not what CBS wants on their site.



Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: August 5, 2011 8:44 am
 

Michael Beasley shoves fan in face at exhibition

He mushed me right in the face! lol Is this NY inner city lingo? mushed....funny stuff and great article(sarcasm)




Since: Aug 4, 2009
Posted on: August 5, 2011 8:32 am
 

Michael Beasley shoves fan in face at exhibition

"The game was stopped briefly as security guards helped the situation cool down". Yeah, they stopped the game for a while because they knew that if they didn't some of those guys would've came out the stands and whipped Beasleys azz!! I'm from NY and I grew up watching those types of games. The NBA players used to get shown up by the neighborhood ballers all the time and there was crazy trash talking by everyone including the pros. But at the end of the day it was all in good fun. Maybe they should have rolled up a fatty for him to calm him down because he was obviously uptight and nervous about the labor situation in the NBA. 



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