Fan Mushed in the Face By Michael Beasley: ‘He’s a Bad Sportsman’

by August 05, 2011

By now, you’ve most likely seen footage of Michael Beasley mushing a heckler in the face last night during a heated streetball game at Dyckman Park in NYC. Following the game — during which Beasley led Team 914 to victory over Team Nike, featuring Kevin Durant — the fan was understandably salty when asked about the incident with Beasley. The NY Daily News reports: “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. ‘He just mushed me. He mushed me in my face,’ Quince said. ‘I was arguing about a Kevin Durant call and he just mushed me in my face.’ The game was stopped briefly as security guards helped the situation cool down. Quince, who is more than a foot shorter than Beasley, didn’t appear injured and said he won’t press charges. He continued watching the game until the final buzzer. Asked if Beasley couldn’t handle the atmosphere at Dyckman, Quince said, ‘Nah, I just don’t think he can handle Kevin Durant.’ Before the situation was diffused, Beasley approached Quince again, but didn’t get there. ‘He was about to mush me again,’ Quince said. ‘He’s a bad sportsman.'”