The High School Basketball STAR to Drug Addict to NBA Fan Favorite

The High School Basketball STAR to Drug Addict to NBA Fan Favorite


This NBA player was once a top high school
basketball player and dominated college, but became a drug addict. Now he’s on a comeback to become an NBA fan favorite. What is up dudes, dudettes, ballers, players. It’s ya boi MJ. Today I wanted to talk about Michael Beasley’s
strange story, from high school to his drug addiction to his current NBA stint. Let me know in the comments if you think Michael
Beasley is making a comeback right now. Alright, let’s get into it. Michael Beasley was a beast in high school. He was a top 2 player in the high school class
of 2007. He was a 6’ 9” power forward and center
in high school basketball, but he was an elite shooter with some basic ball handling and
good finishing ability. He went to 6 different high schools, going
to different highly ranked programs. People back then knew that he was going to
the NBA. Beasley kept rolling on in college. He went to Kansas State and electrified college
basketball. He averaged an absurd 26.2 points per game
and 12.4 rebounds per game in his freshmen season. After the college season ended, there was
a legitimate debate on who to take first in the 2008 NBA Draft, Derrick Rose or Michael
Beasley. Michael Beasley ended up going 2nd in the
NBA draft to the Miami Heat. That is when it seemingly went downhill. Beasley had a good start to his NBA career. In his rookie season, Beasley averaged about
14 points per game, he became a starter in his second season and averaged about 15 points
per game and 6 rebounds per game. He was then traded to the Timberwolves in
an effort to free salary cap for LeBron and Bosh to come to the Heat. Beasley then averaged a career high 19.2 points
per game including a 42 point game. The season after that was injury riddled and
he was traded to the Suns where he regressed, only averaging 10 points per game. From that point on, Beasley bounced around
teams, only averaging over 10 points once more, and playing overseas. But what had made Beasley suddenly just disappear
after he was steadily improving? It was his offcourt issues that really made
the problem grow. Beasley had a drug addiction. It became apparent in the rookie showcase
when Beasley admitted to smoking marijuana and dodging the police once they came to investigate
the smell of weed in the hotel he was staying at. Beasley was also a troublemaker in the locker
room, just not able to get along with people. He had this arrogant attitude and believed
himself to be better than those around him. It’s one thing to be confident in your own
abilities but to be cocky is a mistake and causes chemistry issues. The Michael Beasley posted a picture of a
boat with something that looked like marijuana in the background. Then he went to a rehab clinic. He was pretty much a joke of the NBA, the
typical weed guy. If you thought that was the end, then you
were wrong. 2 years later, Beasley was pulled over for
speeding with a bag of marijuana in the car. Although he claimed it was his friend’s
who he had just dropped off, it’s pretty hard to believe that Beasley had nothing to
do with it, but you can let me know in the comments if Beasley is innocent or not. During a streetball game, he literally manhandled
a fan by pushing the fan away with his hand to the face. I mean dang Beasley, just because you’re
high doesn’t mean you try to palm that man’s face. Jokes aside, Beasley was really on a downward
spiral. He got pulled over again for speeding with
a loaded gun in his car 2 years after that. He was under investigation sexual assault
and his last event happened in 2013 when he was arrested for marijuana possession. All of this happened during his NBA career. That’s why Beasley had become a living weed
meme. But after all this, after all these mistakes,
Michael Beasley was given another chance. He found his way onto the Knicks this season
and has been making the most of it. He hadn’t been getting too much playing
time, but with Tim Hardaway Jr. out and Porzingis having a few small injuries, Beasley was put
into the rotation. He exploded for 30 against the Rockets in
November 25th, A few games later and he scored 21 all while shooting above 50% from the field. Beasley’s true moment came when against
Melo and the OKC Thunder, Beasley did a Melo impersonation, scored 30 with a series of
jabs and iso mid range shots in a win. He got MVP chants from the crowd. The game after that he score 23 and then against
Boston when Porzingis came back from injury to score 1 point, Beasley scored 32 points
and 12 rebounds in only 25 minutes against the Celtics in a win. He became the first bench player ever to have
a 32-12 game in 25 minutes. Recently, he
has become injured from what appeared to be taunting the Heat bench. Beasley still has this cockiness about him. He called himself “Melo, just on the left
side.” He still can’t defend a mannequin let alone
an NBA player. Yet, everyone in New York loves Michael Beasley
because he has been a surprise. I’m a Knicks fan and I can definitely say
it’s exciting to see players stepping up. I just hope his off court issues don’t come
back. But what do you think, Is Beasley the real
deal? Let me know in the comments down below. Drop a like if you like this video! The instagram shout of the day goes to AirMaxed
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