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Kahn: Beasley just smoked too much pot that's all

Posted on: July 23, 2010 12:43 pm
Edited on: July 23, 2010 3:18 pm
Posted by Royce Young

"" In a radio interview 1500 ESPN Twin Cities , Minnesota general manager David Kahn started talking about Michael Beasley and how he's put some of his backage behind him. One of those things mentioned was Beasley having smoked a little too much marijuana in South Beach.

"He's a very young and immature kid who smoked too much marijuana and has told me that he's not smoking anymore, and I told him that I would trust him as long as that was the case," Kahn said Thursday during the interview.

Everyone remembers Beasley's famous picture he posted on Twitter that was showcasing a tattoo he had on his back but had a visible bag of marijuana on the table behind him. Or how Beasely got in trouble during the NBA's rookie symposium for smoking in his hotel room. As a result of both those situations, Beasley went to rehab for a brief period. Kahn went on about how Beasely is going to ditch the habit.

"He has developed a really good support system around him this past season in Miami. He's hired people to help him grow up. He is growing up -- he's not grown up. He's 21 ... and he just turned 21 last January, and if you think back, as I do all the time, to when I was 21 and if you had given me this kind of money and put me in this kind of world with these kinds of pressures attached to it and some of the demands, I don't know (that) I would have handled it any easier than, say, he has."

There's no real justified excuse for Beasley's immaturity, but it certainly is a plight we see often with young, rich and famous stars. Too much, too soon can get some folks in trouble.

However, Kahn may have messed up in mentioning it at all. As Tom Ziller of FanHouse so astutely points out , Article XXXIII, Section 3(f) of the league's collective bargaining agreement states that team employees are prohibited from disclosing "information regarding the use, possession, or distribution of a Prohibited Substance by a player," though it's not clear if Beasley's private talks to Kahn falls under these rules. Still, there could be an issue in regards to Kahn's comments.

However, Kahn makes the valid point that Beasley is a wonderfully talented basketball player that just needs to get things straightened out. He can absolutely be productive on the court, but most of that will only happen if he gets things in line off it.


Since: Mar 7, 2008
Posted on: July 24, 2010 6:16 pm

Kahn: Beasley just smoked too much pot that's all

Rehab for smoking pot - ha
I was gonna pull out the Saget line from Half-Baked, but someone beat me to it.
Good comments - many true - weed's fine, but it does make you a bit lazy (for a pro athlete).
Some say it focuses you more, which i agree with too.
Good comment commending Kahn for talking about it - everyone should be able to talk about it.  The more discussions about any drug, the more knowledge we'll have.

I never thought I'd see legalization of weed in my lifetime.  But here it is, on our doorstep. It's good to be alive.

Since: May 8, 2009
Posted on: July 24, 2010 12:11 pm

Kahn: Beasley just smoked too much pot that's all

<dl><dd>Thurgood : I'm here today because I'm marijuana.</dd> <dd>Rehab patient : You in here 'cuz of marijuana?! Man, this is some BULLSHIT!</dd> <dd>Bob Saget/Cocaine addict : Marijuana is not a drug. I used to suck dick for coke.</dd> <dd>Rehab patient : I seen him [do it]!</dd> <dd>Bob Saget/Cocaine addict : Now that's an addiction, man. You ever suck some dick for marijuana?</dd> <dd>Thurgood : No, I can't say I have.</dd> <dd>Bob Saget/Cocaine addict : I didn't think so.</dd> <dd>Rehab patient : Boo this man!</dd> </dl>

Since: Sep 5, 2008
Posted on: July 24, 2010 12:04 pm

Kahn: Beasley just smoked too much pot that's all

what is "backage?"

Since: Aug 2, 2009
Posted on: July 23, 2010 11:20 pm

You Got to Be Kidding?

If you want to really take a good look at it, then you might as well say that with what the Minnesota Timberwolves have been going through the last ten years or so, "What the heck has all the executives up there been smoking?"  With all the bonehead moves they have made, you'd have to wonder what kind of good drugs the front office is on?

Since: Mar 29, 2008
Posted on: July 23, 2010 5:07 pm

Kahn: Beasley just smoked too much pot that's all

Anybody remember JR Rider no one got higher than that guy every TV interview he looked high still could score 30 a game though.But the paper mills tycoons were responsible for the smear campaign against cannabis because they know they would of lost everything as cannabis is a cheaper alternative to lumber. medical marijuana should be approved In all states as It Is a safer alternative for some conditions than persciption drugs.It passes the senate then gets struck down by Pawlenty here In MN most are OK with It but our governer Is not for the people he doesn't listen to the people who elected them. Pawlenty for president YA RIGHT if he runs guarantee Obama will win again AARRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG


Since: Aug 6, 2008
Posted on: July 23, 2010 5:03 pm

Kahn: Beasley just smoked too much pot that's all

you said "blunt"

Since: Jul 12, 2007
Posted on: July 23, 2010 4:34 pm

Kahn: Beasley just smoked too much pot that's all

There is no help needed for those who smoke pot. The problem is that it makes them lazy.

LAZY and PRO ATHLETE do not mix.

Since: Nov 23, 2007
Posted on: July 23, 2010 4:29 pm

Kahn: Beasley just smoked too much pot that's all

Theres only one guy I can think of who would be an expert at playing ball higher than a giraffes ass....Sam Perkins baby....

Since: Mar 15, 2009
Posted on: July 23, 2010 4:25 pm

Kahn: Beasley just smoked too much pot that's all

omg he smoked pot who the h*ll cares?????

Since: Jul 12, 2008
Posted on: July 23, 2010 4:01 pm

Kahn: Beasley just smoked too much pot that's all

"perhaps he was a bit too blunt"

good word choice

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