Minnesota Timberwolves Kevin Love continues to apply pressure to his teams front-office, as he wants more help on the court. But he is pleased with some of the offseason player departures from the team, guys that Love considered “bad blood”.
Per the Pioneer Press: “In a telephone interview from England, where the U.S. men’s basketball team is preparing for the Olympics, Love doubled down on comments he made about his waning patience with the Timberwolves. Love, who is entering his fifth NBA season and the first year of a four-year, $62 million contract extension.
“If we get everybody back healthy, with Ricky (Rubio) back healthy, if (Brandon) Roy comes in healthy, and if we can get off to a good start, we’re going to be good. But we really have to add as many as pieces as we possibly can, veteran guys,” he said. “There was some bad blood in that locker room we were able to get out of there and smooth things out. That should help us out going forward.”
Asked to elaborate, Love responded: ‘Just what I said. We had bad blood in the locker room. We got that out.’ Forwards Michael Beasley and Anthony Randolph, guard Martell Webster and center Darko Milicic were the most notable players Minnesota jettisoned this offseason.
Go ahead and listen to Ricky Rubio, Kevin Love, Anthony Tolliver, Wes Johnson, Michael Beasley, Martell Webster and Nikola Pekovic of the Minnesota Timberwolves karaoke NYSNC’s ‘Tearing Up My Heart’, it just might make your ears bleed.
Beasley is perhaps the best.
Every Thursday Sports Grind Entertainment will present you with the Mama Margie’s Major Meltdown. The recipient of this honor goes to Minnesota Timberwolves player Michael Beasley for shoving a fan in the face with an open hand at a New York City streetball event. An irate Beasley was restrained by tournament security as the game at the Dyckman Park Tournament was delayed for approximately 10 minutes. With Beasley facing off against Kevin Durant’s team, things got heated early in the second half when Beasley started jawing with a group of heckling fans, at one point yelling “I get paid for this!” toward the group. He then approached one fan and shoved him in the face. Shortly after Beasley approached the fan to shake his hand but the interaction escalated and Beasley had to be restrained by security.
Minnesota Timberwolves Michael Beasley’s career hasn’t exactly gone the way a number 2 overall draft picks should go. Last night Beasley got into an altercation with a fan during a park game at Dyckman Park in New York. Beasley was playing for Kevin Durant’s Team Nike but it was and will be his altercation that gets the headlines.
Back on July 24 2010, we posted the report of Minnesota Timberwolves general manager David Kahn saying that he believed Michael Beasley was maturing and getting rid of his bad habits after “smoking too much marijuana” as a member of the Miami Heat. Turns out that Kahn was wrong as Beasely was cited for possession of marijuana and speeding in Minnesota on June 26 around 3 a.m. Police searched his vehicle and found 16.2 grams of marijuana.
Beasley, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2008 NBA draft, admitted himself to a rehab center in Houston before the 2009-10 season a couple days after he posted the above photo on his Twitter page that showed a small bag of marijuana in the background.
The Minnesota Timberwolves on July 9 traded for forward Michael Beasley but team president David Kahn said on July 22 that Beasley “smoked too much marijuana” with the Miami Heat. Kahn has since been fined $50,000 by the NBA for those comments.
Minnesota traded two future second-round picks for Beasley. In 2008, he was fined $50,000 by the NBA for an incident involving marijuana and players Mario Chalmers and Darrell Arthur. But then again you do have the NBA commissioner David “The Goon” Stern on record saying that it’s not hidden secret that his players smoke marijuana.
Back on March 19 we posted about Miami Heat Michael Beasley working for Champs Sports in Dade County but it seems as if he hasn’t been the only NBA player to lace up some kicks for you.
That’s because yesterday Denver Nuggets Chauncey Billups went to work at the Champs Sports in the Flatiron Crossing Mall in Denver. Billups interacted with fans, hosted prize raffles, rang up customers at the register and even help some old lady’s with put on some shoes.
Beasely is off the hook for rubbing the feet of Dade County residents since he has company now with Charlie Murphy.
Need some new kicks? Want an NBA player to rub his hands on your feet? Well if you where in the Miami area today you could have been that luck as adidas put Heat forward Michael Beasley to work.
Today from 3:30 – 4:30 PM CST at Champs Sports in the Aventura Mall down in Dade county he became an employee and got on his knees putting on customers shoes.
Supercool Beas trading in his Heat’s uniform for a pair of those goofy looking baggy Champs shorts is a picture I definitely love to have.
I just wonder how he did with the complicated inventory systems.
Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose, the reigning T-Mobile Rookie of the Year, and Sacramento Kings guard Tyreke Evans, the leading scorer among first-year players, lead a list of 18 players selected for the 2010 T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam to be held on Friday, Febuary 12 in Dallas during NBA All-Star 2010. San Antonio Spurs forward DeJuan Blair will also be making an appearance for the Rookie Team.
The participants in the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam were selected by the NBA’s assistant coaches, with each team submitting one ballot.
At halftime of the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam, the Los Angeles Clippers Eric Gordon and the Toronto Raptors DeMar DeRozan will compete in the first NBA All-Star Slam Dunk-In, a single-round slam dunk competition. Fans will be able to vote via text message and at NBA.com to determine who will advance to the Sprite Slam Dunk the following night.
The Sophomore Team:
|Michael Beasley (Heat)||F||6-9||Kansas State|
|Marc Gasol (Grizzlies)||C||7-1||Spain|
|Danilo Gallinari (Knicks)||G-F||6-10||Italy|
|Eric Gordon (Clippers)||G||6-3||Indiana|
|Brook Lopez (Nets)||C||7-0||Stanford|
|Kevin Love (Timberwolves)||F-C||6-10||UCLA|
|O.J. Mayo (Grizzlies)||G||6-4||USC|
|Derrick Rose (Bulls)||G||6-3||Memphis|
|Russell Westbrook (Thunder)||G||6-3||UCLA|
The Rookie Team:
|Omri Casspi (Kings)||F||6-9||Israel|
|DeJuan Blair (Spurs)||F-C||6-7||Pittsburgh|
|Stephen Curry (Warriors)||G||6-3||Davidson|
|Tyreke Evans (Kings)||G||6-6||Memphis|
|Jonny Flynn (Timberwolves)||G||6-0||Syracuse|
|Taj Gibson (Bulls)||F||6-9||USC|
|James Harden (Thunder)||G||6-5||Arizona State|
|Brandon Jennings (Bucks)||G||6-1||Lottomatica Roma Italy|
|Jonas Jerebko (Pistons)||F||6-10||Sweden|
It’s been awhile since there’s been a Hair Wars post but there just been nothing walking the streets except regular wackness, Michael Beasley’s fro is nothing new since he was featured back on November 10th, until Milwaukee Bucks rookie Brandon Jennings brought back the Kid ‘n Play do he used to rock in high school. Jennings is got game on the court and game in the barber chair.
Demond Wilson or is it SupercoolBeas, aww hell I give up.
Miami Heat power forward Michael Beasley has checked into an unidentified Houston rehabilitation hospital, multiple sources told Yahoo! Sports.
Sources said the Heat encouraged Beasley to check into the facility to address possible substance and psychological issues. He is expected to spend time with former NBA player and coach John Lucas, who is renown for his success in working with troubled players. As part of the NBA’s treatment program, Beasley is expected to stay in the facility for a minimum of 30 days with little outside contact, one source close to him said.
When reached Monday morning, Miami Heat spokesman Tim Donovan declined comment. An NBA spokesman also declined comment.
Beasley’s admission to the center comes as a handful of disturbing Twitter posts were recently
Yo him.“Y do I feel like the whole world is against me…I can’t win for losin,” Beasley wrote.
“Feelin like it’s not worth livin!!!!!!! I’m done.”
Beasley’s frustration had been born out of a posed Internet photo on his personal Twitter page. In the
photo, Beasley showed off Supercool Beas tattoo on his back while two plastic baggies could be seen on the floor in the background. Some people have speculated on the bags’ contents, even though the clarity of the photo makes it difficult to determine. After the photo became a fast-moving Internet story, Beasley posted the messages on his Twitter account before the page was shut down on Saturday night.
Even before the Heat made him the No. 2 pick after Derrick Rose in the 2008 draft, Beasley has been a target of criticism inside and outside the organization for his immaturity. From team president Pat Riley to superstar Dwyane Wade, the Heat have been frustrated with Beasley’s clownish attitude and personal decisions.
The NBA fined Beasley $50,000 for being in a room where marijuana was found at the NBA’s rookie symposium last summer. Beasley had slipped out the door when security officials arrived on the scene, leaving Mario Chalmers and Darrell Arthur to face punishment alone. Riley later found out Beasley had been in the room and forced him to confess to league officials.
Miami Heat power forward Michael Beasley was like most people when they get a brand new tattoo, they want to show them off. He did just that with by posting this shot on his Twitpic. I’m glad he’s God’s Son and that he believes that he is Supercool but if take a closer look at the bottom of the picture near the 7up bottle, ask yourself what do you see.
If you come to the conclusion that its what you think it is, this should also come as no surprise especially when NBA commissioner David “The Goon” Stern publicly says