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Beasley: NBA negotiations are 'kind of retarded'

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Michael Beasley ventures into insensitivity and political incorrectness with his description of the current NBA labor situation at a charity basketball game in Oklahoma City.
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Minnesota Timberwolves guard Michael Beasley ventures into insensitivity and political incorrectness with his description of the current NBA labor situation at a charity basketball game in Oklahoma City.

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