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Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 at 2:25 pm  |  39 responses

Michael Beasley Finds NBA Labor Negotiations ‘Kind of Retarded’


Michael Beasley recently hired a PR firm to help with image rehab, and though he seems to be on the right path in that regard, the folks he hired might wanna inform him that he shouldn’t use these kinds of words (especially when talking to the media.) Per the AP: “The first two weeks of the season, which would have started Nov. 1, have already been called off. Commissioner David Stern warned previously that all games through Christmas could be canceled without a deal this week, but those games haven’t been wiped out yet. ‘Fighting over 3 percent, that’s kind of retarded to me,’ said Michael Beasley. ‘But it is what is. We’ll come to an agreement. The quicker we can get a deal done, the better,’ he added. ‘Like I’ve been saying before, the main ones suffering are our fans.’”

(H/T: EOB)

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  • LA Huey

    Game recognize game.

  • rich

    i dont think fans care if he uses the word retarded maybe some reporters might, but this is just how kids talk. He well grow out of it as he becomes a mature man

  • http://www.slamonline.com UNFROZEN CAVEMAN LAWYER

    WHAT KIND OF OVER-SENSITIVE NANCY BOY GETS ALL BUTT HURT OVER THE WORD ‘RETARDED’? WHY IS OUR SOCIETY SO INCREASINGLY WUSSIFIED?

  • MikeC.

    When it comes to correct usage of the word, Beas is on point. Retarded technically means ‘delayed’. So, in essence, Beas was saying that the lockout has made this season retarded. Spot on scholar! Spot on.

  • ripslam

    Michael Beasley -Finds NBA Labor Negotiations Kind of- Retarded

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    lol MikeC ftw.

  • http://www.myfreecams.com/ RunNGun

    Michael Beasley REITERATES what everyone is thinking. Stop the ‘holier than thou’ attitude, especially those who use that word everyday…

  • Young 23

    Lmao @MikeC

  • http://www.optimabbc.be Max

    lmao at MikeC

  • dma

    We all feel the same way that Beasley does. This has been wetoddit

  • RDeahn
  • Big Sean

    People don’t even call retarded people retarded anymore, so it shouldn’t be insulting. If he would have said, “that’s kind of developmentally delayed to me,” that would just be harsh.
    prancin around all over town like a retarded ballerina..

  • Shecky Shabazz

    Spoken like a true team leader…

  • CubicleWorker

    Like ive said all along, the players will not be unified once they start missing checks.. that starts now.

  • http://www.tampax.com doyouwantmore

    Liberalism creates a society where thought-police monitor everyone’s words. It doesn’t matter that Beasley probably has nothing but love and kindness for people with Downs Syndrome and other disabilities. It’s all about dividing people and making them intellectually snitch on each other.

  • http://www.tampax.com doyouwantmore

    I’m guessing the guy who wrote this article is an ex-grad student liberal who thinks Cornell West is intelligent and Obama is a good speaker. Only liberals worry so much about political correctness.

  • robb

    I swear this guy is the stupidest player I’ve ever seen. And RunNGun no, it’s not what everybody’s thinking, that 3% is a lot of money. 3% does not equal 3 dollars you know?

  • golakeshow

    When Michael Beasley gets some fu#king skills he can talk. Until then he needs to stop making innapropriate comments like this. What a dick.

  • Red

    I worked as a Special Ed gym leader, and they find it hurtful, This dude is a douchebag, I’m happy the Bulls didn’t get him.

  • http://sdfklf.com Jukai

    Jesus Christ, people..
    I want everyone to go up to their bosses and use the word ‘retarded’ and see how your boss reacts.
    Adults don’t use that word in a professional environment.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    @ doyouwantmore: You might want to look up the word liberalism.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    Jukai understands the world.

  • MikeC.

    @Jukai – go up to your boss and start a sentence with “Jesus Christ…” and see how that works out for you.

  • Charles

    nothing wrong with the word just the sorry people

  • asgf

    @ Teddy dispite the misuse of the word ho got the point dead on. ” the Upper class leave the middle and the lower class to fight with each other so they the rich can run off with all the money. Simple thing, happens to work.

  • http://slamonline.com tealish

    MikeC 2 for 2 with his comments in this post.

  • Red

    You guys are utter morons.

  • http://Slamonline.com Caboose

    Is “morons” politically correct, Red?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Jahmai

    Thank you Beasley, I know how much money 3% holds, but really I couldn’t care less, I just want hoops. Remember people, these are millionaires we’re talking about.

  • http://hoopistani.blogspot.com hoopistani

    i agree

  • dan

    beasley just said what the majority of us (the fans) think. and retarded was a quite nice word for all that bulls…t

  • http://Www.imdb.com TheBigL

    MikeC is on fire!!

  • http://www.slamonline.com UNFROZEN CAVEMAN LAWYER

    MIKEC BEAT ME TO IT AT 941. ONE OF MY FAVORITE COMMENTERS.

  • http://Www.Twitter.com/bigfuturelg BigFutureLG

    MikeC owned this post good sh*t man, everyone in a while beasley strikes gold lol

  • Red

    Is it politically correct to say you all are mad lame & agreeing with an idiot who lacks logic? In today’s society nobody uses retarded consciously in that definition so mikec is as big an idiot as you sheep who are agreeing. Lol buncha Tagalong idiots.

  • Kilo

    Mature move by Beas. Smooth.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    People worry about words that they don’t like.
    Conservatives and liberals.
    Conservatives mine the statements of liberals for offensive language. Like what they just did to Common when he was invited to the White House.
    Liberals do the same for conservatives.
    Anybody who believes either group is immune is only fooling themselves. People always like to demonize whoever they disagree with because it justifies anything they might do in response. It’s silly.

  • Red

    Allen you’re an idiot, until you’ve spoken to someone who mentally handicapped & asked if they mind that word, u can’t say nothing

  • http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/wizards/a-quick-guide-to-the-issues-of-the-nba-lockout/2011/10/11/gIQAon1ZbL_story.html unf*ckwitable

    Shouldnt use that word superdumbbeas.

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