While the legend of Kevin Durant – who dropped 66 points at Rucker Park eariler this week – continues to grow around New York City playgrounds, Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley will be remembered for a different kind of impression: a mush.
The Minnesota Timberwolves forward approached and pushed a heckling fan in the face at Dyckman Park Thursday night, marring what was an otherwise electric night of summer league hoops.
Beasley’s squad, 914, was lined up opposite Durant’s Team Nike, as fans packed the uptown court to the brim – with some even climbing on trees to get a glimpse of NBA stars going head-to-head. In the second half, Beasley began jawing with some fans under the baskets, at one point shouting at the crowd “I get paid to do this!”
One of the fans behind a metal barrier, Garland Quince, a regular at Dyckman, was targeted and approached by Beasley. The 6-10, 235-pound power forward then placed one hand on Quince’s head and shoved him backward.
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