December 28, 2008 |
Quotage It was politics . . . Miami rookie Michael Beasley, a Washington, D.C., native, on going No. 2 after the Bulls drafted Derrick Rose, who's from Chicago: "I think he had more people in his corner. When it comes down to it, if the Wizards had the first pick, I'd be pretty upset if they didn't pick me, hometown kid, great player, good all-around guy." . . . or not Miami Coach Erik Spoelstra, who has benched Beasley, on Rose: "It reminds me of watching Dwyane [Wade]
September 19, 2008 |
Miami Heat rookie Michael Beasley was fined $50,000 by the NBA on Thursday after acknowledging that he was involved in an incident involving teammate Mario Chalmers and Memphis' Darrell Arthur at the Rookie Transition Program this month. The NBA said Beasley, the No. 2 overall pick, originally failed to cooperate with the league investigation of the matter. The Heat said Beasley eventually chose to reveal that he was part of the incident.
March 29, 2008 |
PHOENIX -- UCLA's Kevin Love won't be the first freshman phenom Xavier has played. The Musketeers faced Kansas State's Michael Beasley, too. "Somebody mentioned to me they held him to five or six points," Love said. "Hey, I think Beasley's the most talented player in the country. For him to get five or six points shows how good they can be on defense." It was five points, to be precise -- 21 below Beasley's average -- and it was the only time he failed to reach double figures all season.
March 26, 2008 |
Michael Beasley is still grappling with a decision, but his coach expects the Kansas State star freshman to head into the NBA draft. Frank Martin said in an interview with the Associated Press and the Manhattan Mercury on Tuesday that he believes the 6-foot-10 power forward, even though he loves college life, will probably opt to turn pro. "I think he's going to go, and I think it's the right thing to do, because he's going to be the top pick in the draft," Martin said.
March 18, 2008 |
MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Michael Beasley stepped off the plane to begin his new life at Kansas State last summer carrying nothing but his cellphone and a charger. "He had no extra clothes, no bag, no anything. His charger was stuffed in his pocket with the cord hanging out," said his mother, Fatima Smith. "But they were so happy to see him, they didn't care if he came out here with his boxers on."
November 20, 2007 |
A season after Kevin Durant was the national player of the year and another freshman, Greg Oden, became the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft, we take a weekly look at how UCLA's Kevin Love and USC's O.J. Mayo stack up against the nation's best freshmen: Michael Beasley, Kansas State Season stats: 30 ppg, 20 rpg.