Throughout the history of humanity there have been certain items that we automatically associate with another item. Bacon and eggs, toast and butter and Laurel and Hardy are some examples of automatic pairings that we see in our mind’s eye. Unfortunately for a young talented forward currently playing for the Minnesota Timberwolves, Michael Beasley’s name is starting to become as linked with marijuana as it is with the NBA. The “Associated Press” has reported that Beasley was arrested last week in a suburb of Minneapolis for speeding and possession of more than a half ounce of weed.
Minnetonka police reported that they pulled the T-Wolves forward over for speeding as he was clocked hitting 84 MPH in a 65 MPH zone at 3:00am. A search of his vehicle by the officers discovered the baggie filled with buds under the driver’s seat, and according to the police report Beasley cursed when an officer pulled it out from under his seat. Beasley told the officers that the bag did not belong to him, but rather it was a friend’s whom he had just dropped off. He was charged with a petty misdemeanor and will have to pay a fine of $128.00 for possessing the marijuana.
This is the second time in the Minnesota forward’s career that he has gotten in trouble because of pot; Beasley was caught smoking during a rookie orientation program the summer he was selected with the second pick of the NBA Draft by the Miami Heat. Commissioner David Stern was livid and forced Beasley to attend the session once again the following year.
The T-Wolves acquired him last summer in a trade with Miami that the Heat basically made to get salary cap space to sign LeBron James and Chris Bosh. He has averaged 15.9 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists in his career in the Association.