Michael Beasley is one of the most popular name in the NBA who is famous for making bad decisions like a champ. Unfortunately, he is mainly known for his badass hooligan personality rather than his performing ability on the court.
Michael’s profile is just loaded with some silly bloopers, grams of marijuana, frequent visits with cops, and fashioning of a nasty reputation.
It would be fair to tag him as a bad guy but not a monster. He is barely clinging to his NBA career.
For the curious minds, the left-handed Michael Beasley is a professional basketball player who started his journey with Miami Heats after being hired in the 2008 NBA draft.
He played with six different teams and took his name to Chinese Basketball Associate, and left his footprint there as a high-quality scorer.
Before that, Michael remained a collegiate athlete at Kansas State University for one year.
And was one of the biggest names in the country. He is currently without a team but hasn’t let go of his passion, basketball.
No on-court accomplishments can counter-balance his off-court distractions and immaturity. But it is he who chose this path where weed weighed more importance than professionalism.
Let’s hop into his side of the story and deeply explore Michael Beasley. But before that, peeping into the quick facts is a must. So, let’s get started.
|Full Name||Michael Paul Beasley Jr.|
|Birth Date||January 9, 1989|
|Birth Place||Cheverly, Maryland|
|Nick Name||B-Easy, The Roomba|
|Education||Notre Dame Preparatory School, Kansas State University|
|Father’s Name||Michael Beasley Sr|
|Siblings||Leroy Ellison, Malik Smith Beasley, Mychaela Beasley, and Tiffany Couch|
|Age||33 Years Old|
|Height||6’9″ (2.06 m)|
|Weight||238 lb (108 kg)|
|Shoe Size||Not known|
|Kid||Mikaiya Beasley and Michael Beasley III|
|Position||Power Forward/ Small Forward|
|Net Worth||$10 million|
|Past team||Miami Heat, Minnesota Timberwolves, Phoenix Suns, Second Miami Heat stint, Shanghai Sharks, Third Miami Heat stint, Shandong Golden Stars, Houston Rockets, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Knicks, and Los Angeles Lakers|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter|
|Merch||Trading Card, Jersey-Card, Kansas State Jersey|
|Last Update||November, 2022|
Michael Beasley | Early Life and Family
Starting with the basics, Michael Beasley was born on January 9, 1989, to his parents, Fatima Smith and Michael Beasley Sr, in the Prince George’s Country town of Cheverly, Maryland.
Michel grew up with his four siblings (two brothers and two sisters), namely Leroy Ellison, Malik Smith Beasley, Mychaela Beasley, and Tiffany Couch.
They moved to Frederick in 2005 and lived there for a year except for his father.
Nothing much has been revealed about his early life, parents, and childhood, but yes, his childhood was not that really simple as per sources.
He went to six different high schools during his boyhood; one of them was Oak Hill Academy. They spelled him out for spray-painting the principal’s car.
He got committed to the act to win a bet he made with a classmate, Ty Lawson. Quite a troublemaker and a rebellion at the same time.
However, things were not that smooth between his parents. The star basketball player did mention; that he did not have a father figure to maintain his lifestyle.
Therefore, we can predict that he was closer to his mother than his father.
Michael’s mother worked a panel of jobs. Sometimes, she also worked two times a day.
But later, when things fell into place, she became a Co-owner/ General Manager at the Hair Spa Salon at Woodmore Town Center. She was in a relationship with James Cussac.
Michael Beasley | High School Stats
From the very early days, he was into basketball, all devoted. He played for PG Jaguars, one of the country’s most successful AAU youth teams.
Later on, he also put a step forward in playing for DC Assault’s 17 & under team.
He always shared a good term with future star players like Ron Anderson, Austin Freeman (Georgetown), Julian Vaughn (Georgetown), and others.
He went to Bowie High School in Bowie, Maryland, National Christian Academy in Fort Washington, Maryland, where he completed his freshman year.
Michael joined the Pendleton School in Bradenton, Florida, Riverdale Baptist School in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, where he completed his sophomore season and scored 28 points, 13 rebounds, and 4 blocks per game in 2004.
Following that, Michael completed his junior year at Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia scoring 20.1 points, 10.3 rebounds, and 4.5 blocks per game.
He also attended Notre Dame Preparatory School in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.
Michael had single-game highs of 64 points and 34 rebounds during his senior season, which left him rated as the No. 1 in the class of 2007 high school basketball prospects by Rivals.com.
Michael Beasley | College Highlights
He attended the University of Kansas to garner his college career with his athletic capacity. During his tenure, he was the most dominant player in the country.
He was recognized for his 26.2 points (3rd in the nation ) and 12.4 rebounds which were the most by a Big 12 player.
People called him an unstoppable force when it comes to shooting and finishing the season.
His impressive victory records include a win at Oklahoma, a home victory against Texas A&M, and a win against then un-matchable No. 2 Kansas.
Michael played for the entire 2007-2008 season. After that, however, he decided to forgo his last three years of eligibility and participate in the NBA draft.
Awards and Honors
Well, speaking of his college career but not bringing on about his accomplishments would be a complete dishonor.
As per sources, he is one of just two players to grab the first-team All-America recognition in the Kansas State University from the Associated Press.
Michael popped up as one of the top 24 finalists for the John R. Wooden Player of the Year award and was voted for the 10-member 2008 John R. Wooden Award All American team.
He was the fourth player in the school history to be named the Conference’s Player of the Year.
Michael became the 12th to be hired as either Freshman or Newcomer of the Year since 1970 and was also named league Freshman of the Year.
Michael was also named a first-team Freshman All-American by CBS Sports.com and Rivals.com.
He also came under the top four for the 2008 Naismith Player of the Year Award and under the top ten for the Oscar Robertson Player of the Year award.
Michael Beasley | Professional Career
The Miami Heat hired him with the second overall pick in the first round of the 2008 NBA draft on June 26, 2008. He has been playing till the present.
In the meantime, he also played for Minnesota Timberwolves, Phoenix Suns, Houston Rockets, New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers, Brooklyn Nets, and more.
Michael played for the Heats for at least two years. After being drafted, he signed up with them on July 2. He scored 28 points, 9 rebounds, and 2 assists in the NBA Summer League.
Though his initial days were a bit suffering, he managed to handle the pain. Then, an unknown teammate’s elbow hit him in his chest.
Michael showed his power-packed performance against the Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks, Charlotte Hornets, and Memphis Grizzlies.
He was also accused of violating the team’s policy multiple times and fellow rookie Mario Chalmers.
Michael shared a chained relationship with the Heats. He had a third stint with the Heats. It was a 10-day contract that he signed on March 8, 2015.
After that, the Heats traded him to the Timberwolves. Michael was waived to the Timberwolves on July 12, 2010, in some 2011 and 2014 second-round draft picks.
He was transferred to clear salary-cap space for Miami. Well, that transfer worked as a plus point for the team.
Michael led the Timberwolves to a win over the Sacramento Kings with an excellent 42 points and 9 rebounds. His performance was regarded among the top 20 in the league.
While batting against Cleveland Cavaliers, he sprained his foot. As a result, he was dismissed from eleven games, but that did not stop him. He again led his team to a win against Houston Rockets.
Michael inked a three-year contract worth $18 million with the Suns on July 20, 2012. He played with his team and showed up against Charlotte Bobcats and Los Angeles Lakers.
On September 3, 2013, they waived him shortly after being arrested for having kept marijuana.
The decision was just made to keep the team’s reputation and status.
As per Lon Babby, Sun’s president of basketball operation, “We worked hard to devote ourselves to Michael’s success, but we have to maintain the standards to build a championship culture.”
You never know where your destiny takes you. He just signed a non-guaranteed contract with the Memphis Grizzlies on September 25, 2014, and he got waived in a month.
The same day, he cracked a deal with the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association. No wonder he could make it to an international level.
Michael could not make it to the playoffs in the league’s All-Star game, but his performance showcased his capacity.
Shandong Golden Stars
His basketball journey brought him back to China once again. Michael happened to sign a contract with the Golden Stars in 2015 for the 2015–16 CBA season.
He not only performed well with the scores like 63 points, 19 rebounds, and 13 assists for the South team but grabbed the CBA All-Star Game MVP award for the second straight year.
Michael was later also named the league’s Foreign MVP for the 2015–16 season.
Michael elongated his NBA career, signing a deal with Houston Rockets in 2016. With his 15 minutes performance, he led his team to a win against Boston Celtics.
Many highs and lows played for the team, but he never showed the stress. Along with his team, he played against Atlanta Hawks and Chicago Bulls.
Michael also joined the Bucks to play in place of Tyler Ennis. First, he faced a foot injury, and later, he got his knee injured.
The trend of missing games due to injury remained ongoing. He played against Memphis Grizzlies and Detroit Pistons.
New York Knicks
In like manner, Michael also signed up with the Knicks on August 8, 2017. He headed the team against the Houston Rockets, Oklahoma City Thunder. He also scored some of the season-high points.
Los Angeles Lakers
Michael had a short stint with the Lakers as well. But, most of the time, he just stayed out of the court to take care of his sick mother. Following that, he joined Guangdong Southern Tigers in 2019.
During his brief stint with the Lakers, one of the few teammates that Michael would appreciate is Lebron James.
According to him, James was someone whom he obeyed as an older brother and tried to learn new things.
Lebron knew the game and extraordinarily played the game. He could dunk, run, throw, and score all simultaneously.
Michael cracked a deal with the Nets as a substitute player for the 2019-2020 season. But as the coronavirus pandemic hit in 2020, his contract was voided when he tested positive.
Cangrejeros de Santurce
Michael joined the Portland Trail Blazers for the 2021 NBA Summer League. He joined the Cangrejeros de Santurce of the Baloncesto Superior Nacional in Puerto Rico on October 5, 2021.
Many sports sources reported that while playing the first game with the new team and did some damage to the opponents.
- CBA champion (2019)
- CBA Foreign MVP (2016)
- Two-times CBA All-Star (2015, 2016)
- Two-times CBA All-Star Game MVP (2015, 2016)
- NBA All-Rookie First Team (2009)
Michael Beasley | Stats
- Career Stats
- College Stats
- China Stats
Michael Beasley | Personal Life
He has a magnetic personality that can attract any individual with his god-given height and semblance.
However, his private affairs have always been under the radar. After surfing quite a lot on the internet, we could not find out his current relationship status.
As per news and sources, he has two kids from his former girlfriend, namely Mikaiya, whom he welcomed in May 2009, and the other kid is, Michael III, who stepped into this world in November 2010.
Mother, Fatima Smith
This is sad news, but Michael had to live with it. On December 23, 2018, Fatima left this world after a battle with cancer.
Beasley uploaded his mother’s picture with an angel emoji in an Instagram post.
The news also evolved that she was in a relationship with James Cussaac.
And as per sports illustrated, when Michael got a speeding ticket in 2018 fall, Fatima Smith confiscated his black 2003 Chevy Tahoe for fourteen days and asked him to write an apology letter to her.
Fatima was there, standing by his side during all the thicks and thins of life. No matter what it was on or off the court, Fatima remained a faithful companion.
Before her death, the son and mother duo attended the December 16 contest between the Lakers and Wizards when Michael showed up for the Lakers as an audience.
It was heard that Fatima wanted to address a game while she was alive.
Michael Beasley arrested
As per Zac Harper of CBS Sports, Michael was fined $50,000 for his involvement in the 2008 Rookie Transition Program. He, Mario Chalmers, and Darrell Arthur breached the program policy by having women in the room on September 3, 2008.
The hotel staff also sensed the smell of weed when they first stepped into their room at approximately 2 a.m. because the smoke alarm went off.
Later, Michael sneaked out of the room, leaving Mario and Darrell to take all the blame.
The Heat president then forced him to admit the truth and his role in that incident.
Michael Beasley, rehab, and tweet
As sources claimed, Michael checked into a Houston rehab center just days after tweeting a sentimental status that strictly drew people’s attention toward mental health.
Although the exact tweets are deleted, the Los Angeles Times reprinted them.
Those posts were embedded with a non-aligning picture that had something like marijuana in the background. It made people have doubted him more.
Michael Beasley, again on trouble
Michael was again busted by the police on June 26 early morning at 3 a.m. in 2011 for speeding up to 84 mph in a 65 mph zone in the Minneapolis suburb of Minnetonka.
The car also smelled a strong odor of weed, according to the cops. As mentioned by the Associated Press, they discovered 16.2 grams of marijuana under the first passenger seat.
Beasley easily could escape the case as the NBA’s anti-drug policies weren’t in effect.
He also explained that the marijuana belonged to one of his friends whom he dropped off, and later, he was just fined.
Michael Beasley, yet another issue
He shoved a fan in the face with the hot water during the exhibition game at Dyckman Park in New York. The All-Star forward, Kevin Durant, also made his presence there.
As per Stefan Bondy and Daniel O’Leary of the New York Daily News, the brutal act resulted from the fan’s heckling behavior.
Some ugly truths of AAU
On October 26, 2011, Beasley filed a case against his ex-agent, Joe Bell.
As per the claim, Michael stated that Bell and Curtis Malone, a former AAU coach, would render him and his family gifts and money for years so that when Michael made the profit, he would get Bell employed as his agent.
Michael had known Bell since his high school days when he played for the AAU youth team.
To give it a tit-for-tat version, even Michael did not allow him with the proposed penny, which is why Bell sued him in the first place.
The point is that the claim made by Michael drew on the harsh reality of his youth as an AAU player.
A Similar case happened again.
The traffic stopped him in the wee hours on January 25, 2013, driving 71 mph in a 45 mph zone around 1:10 a.m. It kind of sabotaged his reputation again.
Moreover, his vehicle had no plates or registration, and the police also discovered a loaded gun in the car’s back seat.
However, the cops allowed him to go walking with only a citation and impounded the car. A sexual assault case from January 13, 2013, involving him was dropped in September 2014.
Not to mention, he was fired for five games for disrupting the NBA’s anti-drug policy on August 8, 2019.
Michael shares a good bond with Kevin Durant.
Not many would know, but Michael shares a great friendship with Kevin Durant. They were friends way before starting in NBA. They remained well-known to each other since their high school days.
One of the aspects that brought them together was their common interest, basketball. Kevin was a few months older and a year senior to him during their high school days.
They played AAU together and were considered the top high school players in the country.
They attended National Christian Academy in Maryland when they were freshmen and moved to Oak Hill Academy in Virginia when they were juniors. Then, jumping into the senior year, they attended different high schools.
While playing for the AAU youth team, both the buddies grabbed the national championships with their team. It’s different; they did not know they would be future NBA stars.
Not to mention, hopping into their college career, they both took the Big 12 Player of the Year titles in their name. Also, they were on the first team of All-Americans.
Okay, they just needed one god damn season to prove their talent, and they were just there reaching the heights of success.
After their collegiate accomplishments, they were the number 2 picks in back-to-back NBA drafts.
Kevin prospered as an NBA champion and league MVP to bring on the aftermath, whereas Beasley played for six NBA teams with two bouts in China. Their NBA career took different paths.
They used to be equal, but Michael’s journey took a downfall, a dreadful turn. It was not that he lacked opportunities, but he kept himself aligned with some random troubles.
Likewise, he started with an established veteran squad with a friendly culture and professional coach.
How did Michael and Kevin meet each other?
Okay, they grew up around the same locality, so it becomes sure they know each other from an early age.
To be precise, they were just eleven years old. Nevertheless, sports brought them together and instilled the same spirit in them.
According to Michael, Kevin was his first-ever friend, the first-ever friend to go for sleepovers with, and the first time when he took the box out of his house.
Also, to Kevin, Michael was the guy who grabbed all the attention; he was outgoing and confident. No matter how much Kevin hit the gym hard, it came easy for Michael.
As an introvert, Kevin was gifted with a package of height, handles, shooting power, and athleticism, whereas Michael did whatever it took to be there.
He did the same as Kevin did just the year after. Their lives seemed virtually identical until their NBA career started.
Michael calls himself and likes himself being called B-Easy. He set his self-proclaimed nickname B-easy because he thinks he gets easy buckets and is an easy-going guy.
Other than that, Michael has also been nicknamed Roomba. If you remember, Roomba was the name given to a robotic vacuum cleaner that would do all the floor cleanings and wipings when you are not home.
As Roomba did what it was advertised to do. The same happened in Beasley’s case; he made scoring look easy. To add on, he is a good rebounder and average defender.
Michael’s aim in Life
When asked about where he stands in his career, he confessed how grateful he is to be here, and the hunger and desire to prove himself remain the same.
He is not that satisfied with what is ongoing in his life. He wants an organization and a coach to have faith in him to the point where he can win games.
Michael does not dream of scoring but strives harder to achieve fame and success as an all-rounder capable player.
Michael Beasley’s 28 Tattoos
Okay, if you are wondering, Michael is just a huge fan of tattooing and simply likes being inked. It is just not that.
Likewise, he has 28 tattoos over his body that speak of his religion, family, and some highlighting memories.
Michael has tattooed the word’ beast’ on his right forearm. He also got inked ‘Bliss,’ as he feels content with his work, success, and life accomplishments.
His right forearm is decorated with tiny tattoos like a dollar sign on his arm. According to him, the dollar sign keeps him going. He never stops.
In like manner, Michael has a Jesus Christ tattoo, a skull face tattoo, and other small tattoos all over his hand.
He got several words inked, Easy MD, Married to the Game, Supercool Beas, ESF that stands for Easy Streets Family, Can I Live, Family First; God’s son, Fatima Smith (his mother’s name), Eleanor, Laugh now cry later, Born to lose, and built to win.
Michael also got his son’s portrait on the bicep that depicts his love for his son.
Michael Beasley | Net Worth, Income, and Salary
The incredibly talented NBA player Michael Beasley has been doing it to keep the run in as a basketball champ.
Keeping the remarkably poor track record aside, he has all devoted his mind, soul, and heart to the world of basketball.
Michael never had a smooth-sailing career; it was filled with highs and lows. But we cannot deny that he is solely and wholly responsible for destroying his once-promising career.
Michael is aware of all the sins he has committed and genuinely tries to learn from his mistakes. After all, who wants to sabotage their career when one has all the capability to rise and shine.
However, Michael has been a charm in the NBA and a star in the Chinese Basketball Association. His skills and confidence can never be ignored. Now, bringing straight to the numbers,
Michael Beasley has an accumulated net worth of $10 million as of 2022.
While signing up for the L.A. Lakers, Michael earned an annual average salary of $35,00,0000 annually. Furthermore, he was the eighth-best Los Angeles Player after Lonzo Ball.
Over and above that, Michael has a farmhouse in Tennessee and owns branded cars like Range Ranger and a black Bentley Flying Spur.
Michael Beasley | Social Media Presence
TikTok: 164 Followers
Instagram– 359k followers
Twitter– 74.3k followers
Michael Beasley | Frequently Asked Questions
Is Michael Beasley still in the NBA?
After being tested positive for COVID-19, his contract with the NNA was voided. His last stint of play was with the Lakers, and we saw him last in the NBA as Lakers.
By the time Michael was tested positive for COVID-19, he had just joined the Nets as a substitute player for the Orlando Bubble. But as soon as his reports arrived, he was quickly sent out.
The Nets made it clear that they would be replacing his roster spot as soon as possible. According to Yahoo Sports.com, the Nets are considering forward Justin Anderson.
Lately, there were headlines making rounds that Michael Beasley, with Lance Stephenson of Liaoning Flying Leopards and Jeremy Lin, would sign with the NBA G League. But Michael went bypassed.
However, on October 5, Michael was back, and he signed with Cangrejeros de Santurce.
Are Malik Beasley and Michael Beasley related?
No, they are not related; just the last name is the same. Malik Beasley is also an NBA basketball player, but he is the son of Michael and Deena Beasley.
What happened between Michael Beasley and Draymond Green?
While Beasley was playing for the Lakers, Green accidentally pushed him, and when Beasley got up to talk to him, it resulted in a small argument. As a result, Beasley received a technical foul.
However, Michael was eventually ejected from the game. Besides that, when he was playing for the Knicks in 2018, Draymond Green accidentally elbowed Beasley, which caused a small cut on his eyebrow.
What is the jersey number of Michael Beasley?
Beasley has worn various number of jersey while playing in different professional leagues. He used the number 8 while playing for Miami Heat, Houston Rockets, and Minnesota Timberwolves.
Similarly, Michael used the number 9 for Milwaukee Bucks. Likewise, he wore the number 11 for Los Angeles Lakers.
Not to mention, Beasley used the number 30 while playing for Kansas State Wildcard Men’s basketball, Miami Heat. Also, he used the number 0 for Phoenix suns.