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Beasley: NBA negotiations are 'kind of retarded'

Posted on: October 25, 2011 12:53 pm
Edited on: October 25, 2011 5:41 pm
 
Posted by Ben Gollivermichael-beasley

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley would like to kindly submit an entry for consideration into the the pantheon of memorable player slogans to emerge from the ongoing NBA lockout.

To recap, we've got "How u" by Roger Mason, "Let us play" by Derek Fisher, "Love the game" by Jordan Brand and "Ready to fold" by JaVale McGee.

Beasley's submission: "Kind of retarded." Oh boy.

Yes, that's how the problematic chucker chose to describe the current state of negotiations at a charity baskedball game in Oklahoma City, reports the Associated Press.
"Fighting over 3 percent, that’s kind of retarded to me,” said Michael Beasley, who scored a game-high 56 points. “But it is what is. We’ll come to an agreement.”

“The quicker we can get a deal done, the better,” he added. “Like I’ve been saying before, the main ones suffering are our fans.”

Let's just put aside the obvious insensitivity and political incorrectness to focus on his larger point, whatever that might be. Seriously, I'm not sure I've ever heard someone refer to a billion dollars and the structure which will govern their livelihood for the duration of the career so dismissively. But, hey, Be Easy, right?

Frustration is one thing, and everyone involved is feeling frustrated, but this is the wrong way to express it. Whether he realizes it or not -- probably not -- Beasley's "I don't care about the details, let's just get it done" attitude is exactly the sentiment the NBA owners are banking on. That's music to their system redesigning ears.

Uninformed apathy and blind faith in a resolution are major reasons the owners can move forward with a plan to cancel the early portion of the season, costing players paychecks and increasing the urgency factor. Pretty soon, "We'll come to an agreement" will transform into "We need to come to an agreement!" and that will morph into "SERIOUSLY, GUYS, WE NEED AN AGREEMENT" and before you know it the players union leadership is catching real pressure from two sides. 

We shouldn't expect anything less from Beasley, though, as his marijuana bust, face mushing of a fan and bait-and-switch All-Star Classic reminded us this summer that he lives in his own universe.

In a perfect twist, SoleCollector.com reported Tuesday that Beasley can't even keep a shoe deal, getting dumped by adidas recently. In light of that, maybe it would be best for Beasley to let Billy Hunter and Derek Fisher handle the heavy lifting from here on out. 

Related: Miami Heat forward LeBron James calls a reporter's question "retarded" during the NBA playoffs.
Comments

Since: Feb 23, 2011
Posted on: October 25, 2011 7:58 pm
 

Beasley: NBA negotiations are 'kind of retarded'

amazing how the kid who attended 8 high schools   seems to be the only one who sees the truthand sumed everything up in one sentence



Since: Jan 8, 2008
Posted on: October 25, 2011 7:28 pm
 

Beasley: NBA negotiations are 'kind of retarded'

THE NBA IS A RETARTED FAGGOT.




Since: Oct 25, 2011
Posted on: October 25, 2011 6:35 pm
 

Beasley: NBA negotiations are 'kind of retarded'

Well, I guess I totally agree with everything Beasley is saying.  It is insane to be willing to sacrifice an entire season in hopes of getting an extra 3 percent pay.  Not to mention that the fans who really love this game get nothing but a loss on the deal.

Beasley was just saying what everyone else is really thinking.  These negotiations are stupid.



Since: Mar 2, 2008
Posted on: October 25, 2011 6:31 pm
 

Beasley: NBA negotiations are 'kind of retarded'

The lawyers in charge of these negotiations obviously are going to be slow.  In the NFL the deal got done quickly due to owners stepping up and letting the lawyers deal with the less valued issues.  NBA owners rather let the lawyers run everything, last time that cost the NHL a whole season and is going to move at least two franchises in the after-math.  Lawyers :D



Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: October 25, 2011 6:26 pm
 

Beasley: NBA negotiations are 'kind of retarded'

Let's just put aside the obvious insensitivity and political incorrectness to focus on his larger point, whatever that might be.
Let's just put aside insensitivity and political correctness period. People are going to continue using naughty words like "f@gg0t" & "retarded" and those who aren't riding moral high horses will simply laugh dismissively when celebrities use them. It's common knowledge that this Beasley kid isn't very bright or articulate but to use his own words, "it is what it is".



Since: Oct 12, 2010
Posted on: October 25, 2011 4:50 pm
 

Beasley: NBA negotiations are 'kind of retarded'

Look at this clown. Another NBA wannabe gangsta. I've lost count of all of the goofs in the NBA these days.



Since: Sep 14, 2011
Posted on: October 25, 2011 3:33 pm
 

Beasley: NBA negotiations are 'kind of retarded'

Goliver is trying to sound educated, PC, and intelligent about Beasley's quote. Let's make a poll, and I'd say 99% of fans who don't care about PC would say the same thing: THIS IS RETARDED!  Nice work, Golliver. You really have us fooled.




Since: Oct 4, 2006
Posted on: October 25, 2011 3:03 pm
 

Beasley: NBA negotiations are 'kind of retarded'

Amen man.



Since: Feb 8, 2008
Posted on: October 25, 2011 1:53 pm
 

Beasley: NBA negotiations are 'kind of retarded'

I mean, it is retarded though.  Who cares if what Beasley says is politcally correct or not?  Just look at the guy.  Are people really looking towards him to be a liason for the NBA and community relations?

He's just saying what we're all thinking, THIS IS RETARDED.


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