Beasley's 'All-Star Classic' losing big names

Michael Beasley is hosting a charity "All-Star Classic" Friday night at Osseo high school. Just a day before the event Kevin Love, Kevin Durant, and John Wall withdrew. Big names will still be on hand including Wolves' players Derrick Williams, Wayne Ellington, and Wes Johnson. All proceeds from the event will go to St. Jude's and Twin Cities charities.
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Michael Beasley is hosting a charity "All-Star Classic" Friday night at Osseo high school. Just a day before the event Kevin Love, Kevin Durant, and John Wall withdrew. Big names will still be on hand including Wolves' players Derrick Williams, Wayne Ellington, and Wes Johnson. All proceeds from the event will go to St. Jude's and Twin Cities charities.

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