The landscape of the NBA has never seen more change. Stoudemire’s off to the Big Apple while LeBron and Bosh joined Wade in Miami to make their own “Big Three.” Matt Barnes and Lamar Odom have kissed and made up while CP3 is looking to “take his talents” outside of New Orleans. Lost in the whirlwind of Summer 2010 is Minnesota’s acquisition of former number two draft pick Michael Beasley. You may remember Beasley was set to be the next big thing after earning NCAA Player of the Year honors in 2008. Well according to Timberwolves President David Kahn the star is poised to shine again, now that he’s done with that nasty pot stuff…
Kahn has been fined $50,000 after dropping this gem while a guest on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities last week:
“He’s a very young and immature kid who smoked too much marijuana and has told me that he’s not smoking anymore and I told him that I would trust him as long as that was the case.”
Yeah, that could be it. Then again it didn’t stop Michael Phelps from becoming the best swimmer… ever. And am I mistaken or does cheebin’ Tim have a Cy Young in his trophy case? If you’re familiar with Beasley’s past, however, you know that weed (or poor decision making) has already cost him a Twitter account (see pic above) and $50,000. Let’s hope it doesn’t hold him back from having a respectable NBA legacy.