It is that time once again for one of our more popular features here on PRO HOOPS CENTRAL, “The World According To New York Vinnie.” This is where I tell you how things would be if Your Old Pal New York Vinnie was in charge of things. Now most of the changes I propose in this feature would truly make the Planet a better place to live; however they are either too “Politically Incorrect” or make too much “FRICKIN” sense for them to ever become reality.
If it was up to New York Vinnie we would have no drug laws on the books; to me it is a victimless crime as long as you can afford them and stay away from driving a vehicle. If you have the means to pay for it and you do not put yourself in a position where you endanger anyone else you can drink “FRICKIN” Sterno and snort “FRICKIN” Comet as far as New York Vinnie is concerned! It’s your “FRICKIN” life you want to throw it away that is your “FRICKIN” choice.
Now that being said; we all live by rules no matter what we do in life. Now some of the rules you may agree with and others you may just think “FRICKIN” blow. However if you take the job then you have to play by the rules whether you like them or not. And if you do not follow the rules and you are caught you will pay the price; whether you are a Janitor or the Pope.
One guy who should have learned the lesson the hard way is new Phoenix Suns forward Michael Beasley, who was introduced to the media by his latest team on Friday. The website, “Valley Of The Suns” reported the second pick of the 2008 NBA draft, pledged that his days of controversy are now behind him and that he is now solely focused on his NBA career. The former Kansas State player told his audience “I want to take my past head-on. What happened, happened. It was part of a growing process. I’m still a young man, I’m still learning today. The mistakes I’ve made in the past are hopefully behind me.”
One of the main reasons why the talented forward is joining his third “FRICKIN” team as he enters his fifth NBA season, is why Your Old Pal New York Vinnie started referring to him as “Buzz-Boy Beasley,” before he even played his first game in the Association. My Main Man, has gotten in trouble over that “Old Devil Weed,” twice since he was drafted, the first time just weeks after getting taken by the Miami Heat in 2008.
The first time happened during the Rookie Orientation Program, as he was involved in an incident that sent fellow rookies, Darrell Arthur and Mario Chalmers home from the program. Arthur at the time was a rookie with the Memphis Grizzlies, and Chalmers, a rookie with Miami when the “DUMB FRICKIN DUO” were sent home, after they were found to be violating the rules at the NBA Rookie Transition Program.
Arthur and Chalmers reportedly set off a smoke alarm at 2:00 am in their hotel room. The rookies refused to open the door, so hotel security opened the door with a pass-key. It was reported that the pair were found in the room with two women, and allegedly the room reeked of “FRICKIN” marijuana. There were no drugs or drug paraphernalia found in the room according to the report.
All rookies were told that they were not allowed visitors or guests during their stay. NBA Commissioner David Stern was none too “FRICKIN” happy with the incident according to reports. He was said to have told the remaining rookies about the incident, and that the pair would be forced to attend the same session this year. Both rookies apologized for their actions, they said they had been wrong in allowing the women to visit. However both players denied any use of marijuana. Arthur and Chalmers were each fined $20,000.
The Association stated that “Buzz-Boy Beasley,” would not cooperate with NBA officials at first. The forward later changed his mind and admitted to officials he was “FRICKIN” involved. He was then fined $50,000. There has been no verification of exactly what Beasley has admitted to, or why the fine was more than twice the amount of the other two players. Due to NBA policy neither the Association or an individual team can comment on whether a player is in the substance-abuse program, or what violations were committed.
“Buzz-Boy Beasley,” reportedly got into more “FRICKIN” hot water the following summer due to his non-compliance with rules set by the NBA substance-abuse program. In order for Beasley to be able to play in the Association in the upcoming season he had to spend a 30 day stint in a “FRICKIN” Houston rehab center. It is not known what the violation was but it was not drug related; it has been speculated he may have missed a meeting with Association or medical personnel.
So then Beasley gets shipped off to “FRICKIN UPPER SLOBOVIA” as the Heat traded his butt to the Minnesota Timberwolves and the team ends up in the “FRICKIN CELLAR.” Then last summer the “FRICKIN HALF-WIT” got busted in a suburb of Minneapolis for speeding and possession of more than a half ounce of weed. He ended up getting charged with a petty misdemeanor and ended up getting off after paying a fine of 128 clams. He did not get in trouble with the NBA as the Lockout was going on, but it could not have set well with his new coach Rick Adelman, who is as “FRICKIN OLD SCHOOL” as you can get. So it was no surprise when “Buzz-Boy Beasley,” became a free agent, the T-Wolves made no attempt to bring him back.
Beasley on Friday said “I’ve realized what I have to do,” Beasley said when questioned about his marijuana use. “And I’ve realized 10 minutes of feeling good isn’t really worth putting my life and my career and my legacy in jeopardy. I’m confident to say that part of my life, that part of my career, is over.”
Yo Michael, Your Old Pal New York Vinnie knows it is real “FRICKIN” simple to talk the talk, but a lot “FRICKIN” tougher to walk the walk. Come back to New York Vinnie in three years if you are still straight and I will shake your hand and congratulate you My Man, until then Your Old Pal New York Vinnie, can only wish you good luck.