Michael Beasley won’t stop singing per teammates
New York Knicks forward Michael Beasley continues to be one of the NBA’s most interesting characters ever since he was drafted No. 2 overall back in the 2008 NBA Draft by the Miami Heat. Despite being a highly-touted prospect who was expected to be a star in the league for years, he has still put together a solid career despite the ups and downs.
Beasley recently opened up in a lengthy editorial piece written by Knicks beat reporter Ian Begley of ESPN about his career. According to a few of his teammates, no matter what the time or occasion is off the court, Beasley tirelessly passes the time by singing out loud.
“He’s just sitting there, drinking coffee and singing,” Knicks center Enes Kanter said of Beasley. “He never stops singing.”
Knicks veteran shooting guard Courtney Lee, even half-jokingly, wants Beasley to cut it out with all of his singing.
“I don’t like it at all — even if he can sing a little bit,” Lee said of Beasley’s constant singing. “Bro, shut up!”
Knicks backup center Kyle O’Quinn, who is in his third full season in New York, admits that Beasley’s singing gets on his nerves a little bit. This is even more so the case when the team is traveling.
“His singing is pretty s—ty,” O’Quinn said with a laugh. “Sometimes I have to get up and sit in the back of the plane.”
In his first season with the Knicks, Beasley is currently averaging 12.5 points on 49.4 percent shooting from the field, 5.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists per contest.