Hey, remember Michael Beasley? The former Kansas State beast and 2nd overall selection in the 2008 NBA Draft? He isn’t completely out of basketball!
While Beasley failed to find an NBA home for this season after playing 24 games for the Miami Heat last year, he lit it up in the CBA (Chinese Basketball Association) All-Star Game! His numbers?
63 points, 19 rebounds, 13 assists, and four steals.
Obviously this is the CBA and it’s an All-Star Game, so defense is a rarity and most of the points came off of relatively easy dunks, but that stat line is still fun to look at. The 63 points broke the previous All-Star Game record of 59, set in last seasons game by – you guessed it – Michael Beasley.
Beasley was the cause of many a headache for his coaches during his seven year NBA career, but the guy proved he could score the basketball. In his best season as a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Beasley went for 19.2 PPG on 45 percent shooting.
With scoring wings at a premium in todays NBA and Beasley putting up such noticeable numbers overseas, it wouldn’t surprise me if a desperate team in search of some pop tried the 27 year old out. At the very least, a team would be locking up a guy that Mario Chalmers said was one of the goofiest teammates he’s ever had. Probably because Michael was one of the few Heat players not shoving Chalmers into a locker or something.
Michael Beasley- Chinese All-Star Game Legend. Get that tattoo’d on your rib cage, white girls.