The most paradigmatic case of broken toy in the NBA could be perfectly embodied in Michael Beasley. A young man with enormous talent and colorful basketball, raised on the street and forged himself, who comes across a media fame and pressure that is hardly acceptable and ends up making countless mistakes. The best league in the world strives to avoid these types of stories with training and mentoring programs for young talents, but Michael could not escape the dark ghosts that always cross the path of a star project. Now, at 31, he receives a new opportunity to redeem himself, from the hand of Brookly nets.
Chosen in second place in the NBA Draft 2008 by Miami Heat, only behind Derrick Rose and ahead of men like Russell Westbrook or Kevin Love, the one from Maryland did not meet expectations and in the second year in the league, he had to enter a rehabilitation center for drug addicts. The events were unleashed after being found with two other players (Mario Chalmers and Darrell Arthur) in a room with women and marijuana during the meeting with the newbies to advise them on how to manage fame and money, as reported by HispanosNba.
Transferred to Minnesota TimberwolvesThis agile power forward, 2.06m tall, with a good shot and outstanding ball handling with his left foot, had his best season in 2009/10 with an average of 19.2 points. However, he did not find the necessary regularity, his lack of discipline did not generate confidence and after spending a year in Phoenix Suns and another in Miami Heat, where he was arrested for drug possession, found no opportunities in the NBA and went to China to make money. Shanghai Sharks and Shandong Golden Stars were their teams, with a brief return to the Miami Heat in between and then to Houston rockets.
Beasley has always been that free agent to turn to at specific times, trying to maximize his strengths and reduce his shortcomings. It is what you are looking for now Brooklyn nets in a complicated context such as that of locking a player like him in a bubble, after the scare he gave last year. And is that after the death of his mother in 2018 from cancer, Beasley hinted certain suicidal tendencies with a message on his Instagram profile that raised the alarm and joined a five-game sanction for skipping the anti-program league drugs, as reported by journalist Charania.
The plague of coronavirus positives that it has Brooklyn nets, have encouraged the franchise to bet on a man whose last experiences were in New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers, occupying a role as bench player in which he did not stand out, before returning to the CBA China, in which he was proclaimed champion with Guangdong Souther Tigers. It can be a great opportunity for Michael Beasley Unleash your full potential in a team that will almost certainly play the playoffs and do so with nothing to lose and everything to gain.