The issue of suicide is no laughing matter and should be taken seriously at all times. Worried fans have begun expressing their concern for Michael Beasley following a troubling story on the former NBA player's Instagram account.

Beasley, 31, shared lyrics of American rapper YNW Melly's song “Suicidal.” Even more troubling was the fact that the phrase “Lately I've been feeling suicidal” was highlighted.


Given the former no.2 overall pick's history with behavioral issues in the past, Twitter users were quick to check up on Beasley and pray for his well-being.

Michael Beasley, on the other hand, appeared to downplay any meaning behind his now controversial choice of music. The 31-year-old Kansas State alum claimed that he simply likes the song and was just a case of a badly-timed screenshot.

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Interestingly enough, Beasley did not take down the controversial post, as of writing.

Beasley joined the NBA in 2008 as a can't miss prospect following a monstrous one-and-done college stint with the Wildcats. He was selected just one pick behind eventual MVP Derrick Rose.

While his physical talents were evident from the get-go, the 6-foot-9 lefty was plagued with inconsistency and never turned to the superstar he was first projected to be. He was suspended by the NBA on multiple occasions following drug-related violations.

Beasley bounced around eight NBA teams from 2008 to 2019, while also serving multiple tours in the Chinese Basketball Association.

He has career averages of 12.4 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 1.3 assists in 609 games.

Beasley was supposed to make his NBA return inside the bubble for the Brooklyn Nets this year but was deemed ineligible after testing positive for COVID-19.