If you’ve seen “Gunnin’ for That #1 Spot” then you already know that Michael Beasley is kind of a weirdo. But that’s just a movie. To really know him, you’ve got to get in the pit and try to love someone. And by that, I mean you’ve got to spend some real time with the first-year Minnesota Timberwolf.
Kevin Love has done that, dating back to when they were kids. Thanks to his GQ blog, we now know that Beasley is just as bizarro as we’ve always expected.
Michael Beasley is new to our team, but he’s old news to me because we’ve been friends for so long. I’ve known Mike since I was 13 or 14 years old. We played against each other on lots of [traveling] teams. Even then he was always real loud, the guy at the back of the bus who’s screaming and yelling and goofing around, and the coaches in the front are always yelling at him to knock it off. And now? It’s like he’s 22 years old going on eight.
When our team trainers are giving us our vitamins—Vitamin D, all that kind of stuff—he’s like “Oh, no, I’m not eating that. I gotta have Flinstones vitamins.” He’s that kind of guy. He still loves Spongebob Squarepants. You’ll be hearing a lot of crazy stories about him. On the floor, he’s adapting great to our team. He’s a sexy superstar type of player. People come to watch him. They’ll get up on their feet even for some of his mistakes, because even his mistakes are so exciting. He’s a great player and he really gets the crowd involved.
Yep, that’s basically what we’d all expect from Michael Beasley. Flintstones vitamins, SpongeBob SquarePants, acting like an 8-year-old and exciting mistakes. Glad to know it’s not an elaborate ruse.
Plus, now we can all call Beasley a “sexy superstar type of player,” because that’s an awesome description. Thanks, Kevin Love.
(via NBA Offseason)