You may recall this video from earlier in the week of Kevin Durant draining long-range three after long-range three during a summer-league game at Rucker Park. But in Durant's latest game, at Dyckman Park in Washington Heights, it was Michael Beasley of the Timberwolves who made headlines, albeit for a very different reason. The Daily News describes the scene:
Beasley's squad, 914, was lined up opposite Durant's Team Nike, as fans packed the uptown court to the brim - with some even climbing on trees to get a glimpse of NBA stars going head-to-head. 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.