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  1. They allow smoking in Chinese arenas? Bad idea.

    Aug 31, 2011, 1:50 PM EST

    Paul Pierce

    September 1, 1:51 am: Paul Pierce went to twitter today to deny the report of him having an asthma attack. Pierce says he does not even have asthma. It’s unclear about Beasley — well, he did fracture his wrist, but we don’t know about the asthma attack — so take that with a grain or…

  2. Winderman: Beasley injury could give other players pause

    Aug 29, 2011, 12:46 PM EST

    Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics

    The NBA-headed-overseas movement appears to be at a waiting-to-exhale moment. For weeks, the “What if?” scenarios of the supposed mass migration were ones mostly reduced to whispers. What if an NBA player is injured overseas? What if such an injury impacted an existing contract? What if overseas insurance doesn’t cover every eventuality? According to a…

  3. Michael Beasley may have broken wrist in China

    Aug 29, 2011, 11:06 AM EST

    New York Knicks v Minnesota Timberwolves

    Reports out of China are a little sketchy, but it could be bad news for Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley. First there is this tweet from Rijay Wang (via Hoopshype): Report: Michael Beasley suffered wrist injury in Sunday night at China Championships, had to get wrist re-examined, possible wrist break. Here is the link to the…

  4. Video: Brandon Jennings goes off his defender’s head

    Aug 8, 2011, 9:28 PM EST

    Milwaukee Bucks v Atlanta Hawks, Game 7

    I used to think the pass between your opponent’s legs was about the most embarrassing thing that could happen to a guy. Well, that or being in Blake Griffin‘s way on a fast break. But Brandon Jennings has upped the ante. This video is from Dyckman Park in New York, where pro/am games run in…

  5. Video: Michael Beasley can’t guard Kevin Durant

    Aug 5, 2011, 8:31 PM EST

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Dallas Mavericks - Game Two

    We bring you one last bit from Dyckson Park in New York City Thursday night. That’s the place that brought you Michael Beasley being a fool and Kevin Durant being a little slow on the help defense rotation and paying the price. Here is Beasley trying to guard Durant (and Beasley gets no help defense).…

  6. Video: Kevin Durant gets dunked on in New York City

    Aug 5, 2011, 2:43 PM EST

    NBA basketball player Kevin Durant of Oklahoma City Thunder is greeted by fans as he arrives at a commercial event in Guangzhou

    Everyone, we’d like you to meet Geoff Mcdermott. East Coasters may remember him playing for the Providence Friars, you will now remember him as the guy who dunked on Kevin Durant at Dyckman Park Thursday night. To be fair, KD rotated over late and there wasn’t much he could do. The fact he rotated over at…

  7. Report: Lakers Barnes hits opposing player during game

    Aug 5, 2011, 10:38 AM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v San Antonio Spurs

    Move over Michael Beasley, you’ve got company. There are multiple reports that in a San Francisco pro-am game Thursday night Matt Barnes hit an opposing player during the contest. Sam Amick of Sports Illustrated tweeted about it, there were other mentions on twitter and Black Sports Online told us they heard the same thing from…

  8. Fan shoved by Beasley calls him a “bad sportsman”

    Aug 5, 2011, 10:18 AM EST

    Michael Beasley

    Michael Beasley remains a class act. The 6’10” forward pushed a fan in the face at Dyckman Park in New York City Thursday night, during a game between Beasley’s team and a Kevin Durant team (Team Nike, actually, and the shoe giant marking folk were there filming). The New York Daily News writers were there,…

  9. Michael Beasley pushes fan in face at exhibition game

    Aug 5, 2011, 1:38 AM EST

    Michael Beasley

    Big time organized streetball games are rowdy. Loud and raw. The crowd is into it, and not in the polite, golf-clap way a lot of NBA games can be when the rich folks are close to the court. This is real. And there will be hecklers. Just ask Kevin Durant. One of those hecklers was…

  10. Report: Timberwolves Beasley arrested for marijuana possession

    Jul 6, 2011, 3:28 PM EST

    New York Knicks v Minnesota Timberwolves

    Oh, Michael Beasley, just when we think you are getting another chance and maybe getting things together. Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley was arrested for marijuana possession and speeding in Minnesota last week, according to NBC 11 KARE in Minneapolis/St. Paul. Beasley was pulled over on June 26 for speeding around 3 a.m. on Interstate 394…

  11. David Kahn wants Andrew Bynum for the #2 pick

    Jun 21, 2011, 11:09 PM EST

    Andrew Bynum, Marco Belinelli

    There has been widespread speculation that the Timberwolves are looking to trade the #2 pick in this year’s draft, because projected #2 pick Derrick Williams is a small forward/power forward and the Timberwolves already have Kevin Love at the 4 and Michael Beasley as a tweener 3/4, which Williams projects as. Anyways, David Kahn would…

  12. Report: If Wolves draft Williams No. 2, Beasley moves to trade block

    Jun 6, 2011, 12:26 PM EST

    New York Knicks v Minnesota Timberwolves

    It is known around the league that Minnesota will trade you the No. 2 overall pick if you are willing to send them a veteran big man in return. Problem is, in this draft nobody really wants to give up a decent veteran big man for what they can get at No. 2. If things…

  13. Did Andrew Bynum learn anything from 2-game suspension?

    Mar 25, 2011, 4:03 PM EST

    bynum-suspension

    Andrew Bynum faced the media on Thursday, the first time he’s done so since the league handed him a two-game suspension for the flagrant-two foul he committed last Friday against the Timberwolves’ Michael Beasley. Bynum repeatedly said how the play was “just a hard foul,” and that if Beasley didn’t get hurt or leave the…

  14. Lakers Bynum suspended two games for flagrant foul

    Mar 20, 2011, 2:46 PM EST

    Andrew Bynum

    Andrew Bynum’s flagrant foul on Minnesota’s Michael Beasley has led to a two game suspension by the league, one of the harshest penalties this season. We told you about Bynum being ejected Friday night, and he deserved to be tossed. Bynum was late on his rotation (not that Matt Barnes did a lot to slow…

  15. Andrew Bynum ejected for flagrant foul on Michael Beasley

    Mar 19, 2011, 4:55 PM EST

    bynum-flagrant-beasley

    Midway through the fourth quarter of the Lakers tougher-than-expected win over the Timberwolves on Friday, Andrew Bynum was called for a flagrant two foul for the contact he made with Michael Beasley. L.A. was up one with a little over six minutes remaining, and Beasley blew by Matt Barnes on the perimeter, drove baseline, and…

  16. Derrick Rose, Michael Beasley and the importance of pre-draft interviews

    Feb 3, 2011, 11:20 PM EST

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    When we talk about draft picks we discuss athleticism, outside shot, basketball IQ, college success, vertical leap and the other things we as fans can see and measure. But maturity and passion for the game and the craft matter more in how a player develops. Competitiveness matters a lot. We can’t measure it, and a…

  17. Michael Beasley may miss games due to ankle sprain

    Jan 12, 2011, 6:22 PM EST

    Michael Beasley

    Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley rolled his ankle and got a mild sprain last Friday night against Portland. He played through it Sunday against the Spurs but rolled it again. He played through that on Tuesday after some treatment and, you guessed it, aggravated the sprain for the third straight game. Beasley has gotten the message,…

  18. Kahn says not to expect big moves from Timberwolves

    Jan 10, 2011, 11:40 PM EST

    Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics

    Sure, the Timberwolves are 9-29, the third worst record in the league. But to hear Team President David Kahn is to hear someone preach of a Zen like patience and understanding. To hear someone who understands their chance will come and not to rush headlong into anything. That or it’s to hear someone trying to…

  19. Doc Rivers: Michael Beasley could lead the league in scoring

    Jan 4, 2011, 2:22 PM EST

    Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics

    Michael Beasley has got the ball in his hands in Minnesota, creating his own shots and being the go-to guy. And thriving in that role. With one shot to tie the Boston Celtics Monday and send the game into overtime, the Timberwolves called Beasley’s number. Everyone in the building knew that’s what was going to…

  20. LaMarcus Aldridge makes a Michael Beasley poster

    Dec 18, 2010, 12:12 PM EST

    Portland Trail Blazers v Dallas Mavericks

    Think of this as just a fun little time killer while we wait for the Orlando Magic to hammer out a deal that brings them two aging, very expensive players with long term deals as a way to improve their title chances… Lamarcus Aldridge and Rudy Fernandez ran a pretty little wing pick-and-roll where both…

  21. Miami did the right thing getting rid of Michael Beasley. For both sides.

    Nov 18, 2010, 3:25 PM EST

    Michael Beasley

    The renaissance of Michael Beasley is in full swing in Minnesota. In the last three games he has put up 33, 28, and 25 points, on 56 percent shooting, and he is 6 of 9 from three. Plus he’s got that hair. He has been the focal point of the Timberwolves offense and he had…

  22. Video: Michael Beasley’s game winner

    Nov 18, 2010, 8:49 AM EST

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    Michael Beasley has been playing some good ball. He had 33 points on 14-23 shooting. And when the game is on the line for Minnesota he got the call — a pure isolation play for him. Credit where credit is due, he drains it. The Wolves get the win. We may not be totally sold…

  23. Kevin Love has letdown after 31-31 game, only grabs 17 rebounds

    Nov 14, 2010, 8:45 PM EST

    New York Knicks v Minnesota Timberwolves

    Well, hey, it was probably too much to ask for the youngster to keep it up. Two days after making himself a part of NBA history with 31 points and 31 rebounds, Kevin Love came crashing back to Earth for the Minnesota Timberwolves, only scoring 22 points and 17 rebounds in a 111-105 loss to…

  24. Winderman: Villanueva violated “keep it on the court” code

    Nov 3, 2010, 9:11 PM EST

    Kevin Garnett

    For a moment, let’s move past the Big C, because that part of this Kevin Garnett debate is reprehensible, if uttered in any context. Instead consider something a bit more germane to these sports pages. And that’s Part B. Charlie Villanueva violated a prime tenet of the game and well could find himself receiving a…

  25. A 200-word summation of Michael Beasley, by Kevin Love

    Nov 3, 2010, 2:55 PM EST

    Michael Beasley

    Kevin Love, cult icon, borderline religious figure, and rebounding savant, has begun blogging for GQ. These are exciting times. In Love’s second post, he introduces those surely to be blog regulars: his teammates. Jonny Flynn, Darko Milicic, and Wesley Johnson area all introduced to Love’s audience, but his true masterwork as a writer to date…

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