Friday , Aug , 05 , 2011 Andrew Flint

Video: Michael Beasley pushes fan in face at NYC pick-up run

HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: There’s a saying: ‘the game is the game’.

The Minnesota Timberwolves’ Michael Beasley knew the rules of ‘the game’ when he agreed to play in a street-ball run in New York City.

Fans sit close up. And they heckle, especially if you play in the NBA. Everything is fair: personal lives, video-vixen girlfriends, mothers, sisters, and indiscretions.

Beasley had to know his arrests for marijuana possession and history of mental health issues would come up. This isn’t right or fair, however, it’s the risk he assumed when suiting up for a pick-up match.

While Beasley is not technically an employee of the Timberwolves due to the lockout, he still must act like a professional.

His choice to go after, and make contact with, a fan will have repercussions and consequences for his professional career.

Suppose you’re an NBA GM. Would you trade for Beasley or sign him to a long-term extension for millions with this gem making the viral rounds?

The answer is simple: no. Fans wouldn’t have it. Neither would the media.

Right now, Beasley is failing in both the pro and pick-up ranks. He needs to (re)learn the rules of both games.

Watch the video below, form an opinion, and get at us with thoughts on Beas’ making like Ron Artest and fighting a fan.

–Oly Sandor.


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