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Video: Michael Beasley Fights with Fan at Dyckman Park

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley got into a fight with a fan during a park game Thursday night at Dyckman Park in New York. Beasley scored 21 for Team 914 in a win over Kevin Durant’s Team Nike, but the big story was his scuffle. In this video filmed by twitter user Ant_ThunderUp as shared by IamaGM.com, you can see Beasley get into it with the fan. Check out the video:

Beasley is the same guy who was sacked by the LBS Nut Bag last month for his speeding and weeding incident. Is it any surprise that someone who lacks that sort of judgment in his daily life would also go after a fan? Not at all.

Chest bump to I am a GM and Ant_ThunderUp for the video

LeBron James Defends Tim Tebow Against Merril Hoge’s Criticism

LeBron James and Tim Tebow are two of the best athletes in the world. They’re both sponsored by Nike and they’re immensely popular. James is criticized for “choking” in the playoffs and for being too self-indulgent. Tebow is criticized for being a Jesus freak. Collectively they receive more attention than most athletes, and most of is negative.

Understanding what it’s like to be picked apart, LeBron took to twitter to defend Tebow against criticism he received from ESPN NFL analyst Merril Hoge Wednesday.

“Tim Tebow will succeed in the NFL. He’s a hard worker, a student of the game, a natural born leader and most of all a WINNER! It takes time and he’ll be nice,” James wrote on twitter.

“Listened to Merril Hoge today on SportsCenter and he was just blasting Tebow. The man hasn’t even played a full season and it’s only his 2nd year in. Guys get on that TV and act like they was all WORLD when they played. How bout encouraging him and wishing him the best instead of hating!!”

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Stunner! Stan Van Gundy Is an Amazing Dribbler (Video)

Stan Van Gundy looks like the least athletic, most out of shape coach in the league. That’s probably why he doesn’t command a lot of respect in the huddle (that and his high-pitched voice). But I have a whole new respect for him after seeing him ball it up at the Orlando Magic basketball camp. The Orlando Sentinel shared the video of the former D-III basketball player showing off his skills:

 

I tell you I wouldn’t have been more shocked than if I had just seen a video of Dwight Howard and Stan Van Gundy making drunken love to each other on unicorns while simultaneously gallivanting around heaven.

Chest bump to That NBA Lottery Pick for the video

Fan Has a Crazy Detailed Kobe Bryant Tattoo on His Leg (Picture)

Can someone please explain to me why people are now coming out of the woodwork to brag about having men’s faces tattooed on their bodies?  Having an insane tattoo like this one or this one is one thing, but personally I think tattoos of men’s faces on a man’s body crosses the line.  Apparently there are plenty of people who disagree, because the picture of this Kobe Bryant fan’s leg tattoo is insanely detailed.  Check it out:

It doesn’t matter if it’s LeBron James on your leg, Brett Keisel on your forearm, or Dirk Novitzki on your ass.  This has to stop.  These may be your heroes, but it’s still a man’s face and it’s permanently attached to your body.  Think about what you’re doing.  Actually, don’t — these are the type of people that injure themselves when they think.

Chest bump to CBSSports.com’s Eye on Basketball for the picture.

Nate Robinson Tweets with Pete Carroll About Trying Out for Seahawks

Earlier in July Nate Robinson talked about trying to play football during the NBA lockout. Robinson played football in college at Washington before switching exclusively to basketball, so he has talent. Turns out he may be serious about the venture.

Robinson tweeted at Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll Tuesday to ask for a tryout and Carroll played along.

Carroll responded to Robinson’s request for a tryout saying “I always knew you had skills, that’s why we tried to get you before… you still got em?”

Robinson replied “Yes coach I do.”

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Is Amar’e Stoudemire Getting Carried Away with the Fashion Thing?

Amar’e Stoudemire is big into fashion, and that’s perfectly alright.  Even massive athletes care about the way they and other people dress.  Amar’e recently joined Big Lead Sports and will be writing about fashion and sports in his free time, but is his latest Twitter avatar a little much?  Check it out:

Pink pants? Pink book? A photo of Amar’e being photographed?  People harass the crap out of Tom Brady for doing similar stuff, so fair is fair.  At least we know Stoudemire has a career lined up if he ever decides to buy a half-dozen Siberian Tigers and blow his New York Knicks money.

Kevin Durant Lights Up Rucker Park (Video)

NBA All-Star Kevin Durant gave the fans of New York City a thrill Monday night when he showed up for a game at the famed Rucker Park. Durant was playing for his DC Power team and fulfilling a lifelong dream of playing at the storied venue. New York Post reporter Joseph Staszewski says Durant scored 66 points on 9-11 three-point shooting. His team won a close game thanks to a monster three-pointer he nailed. Check out the video courtesy of Staszewski, as shared by I am a GM:

After the game, Durant tweeted “No lie, just had one of the best times of my life at Rucker park..wow! I love NY.”

Who needs the NBA when they can just televise streetball games? These park games aren’t the real thing, but we’ll take our highlights any way we can get em.