As usual, I found myself bored and in dire need of something to interest me. I basically had nothing in mind to write about for my THEONBA, general NBA blog, mainly because I will obviously repeat myself of how the Oklahoma City Thunder are all grown up and blah blah blah which I have always repeated after every fantastic win the Thunder pulled off against the Spurs. So I went around Fansided.com and looked around some NBA blog sites. I landed upon the Fansided blog site of the Los Angeles Lakers, the city that “stole” the Lakers from Minnesota, specifically Minneapolis. But that’s not the topic I want to discuss about here.
After posting an article earlier about who the Wolves should keep and who they should get rid off for the next NBA season (2012-2013), I found on the Lakers Fansided blog site that the Lakers/Lakers’ fans would want to have Michael Beasley on their roster next season. In my earlier article, I stated that the Wolves should get rid of Beasley without a doubt. So, with that being said, the first thing that came to mind as I read this article by Carlos Sandoval is: “TAKE HIM!”
I personally have attended a handful of the Minnesota Timberwolves’ home games during the early part of the season when the Wolves were still healthy and the playoffs were still in the picture and Wolves fans don’t really appreciate having Beasley on the floor. Even the sight of seeing him angers some Minnesota fans. I remember hearing chants of “Let’s trade Beasley!” and even to the extent of fans booing to Beasley every time he touches the ball. I mean, who can blame them or even me for joining what the fans thought of him. Beasley, with all due respect, is a lazy, whining, basketball player. He brings no life to the team. He’s like a Joe Johnson but with no basketball IQ skills at all. Johnson may be a quiet guy, but he can certainly deliver at times when he’s needed, especially in the clutch (excluding playoffs). Yes, Beasley provides some scoring the Timberwolves desperately need, but I guess he brings more negatives than positives to the team. He tends to make costly mistakes in late game situations and is somewhat of a ball hog as well. I’d rather have a ball hog Kobe Bryant for sure than a ball hog Michael Beasley.
It may sound that I’m saying that a possible decision of the Lakers to acquire Beasley from the Wolves is stupid, but it actually isn’t. Why? Well, for starters Kobe Bryant will certainly give Beasley a mojo a #2 overall pick should have especially being the 2nd overall behind last year’s league MVP Derrick Rose. With the Wolves, Beasley can’t learn anything and can’t be disciplined. I can’t seem to find one player who can crack the surface of what is the shell preventing Beasley from showcasing his full potential. We all know Kobe can do that. I mean, he did it with Pau Gasol, Andrew Bynum, Lamar Odom, and even Metta World Peace a.k.a Ron Artest. He made them aggressive and made them use their talents for the benefit of the team. Result? Championship.
Getting Beasley out of Minnesota will be a plus mainly because the Timberwolves is just not the team for him to develop and for him to find his identity. Also fans here would really appreciate that. Beasley going to Los Angeles will certainly be a plus for them as well as Carlos Sandoval clearly elaborates in his article that made me bring this up. Beasley has certain skills that can benefit the Lakers more than it can benefit the Wolves.
So yes Lakers, TAKE HIM!
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