It was just a few days ago that things were looking up for Michael Beasley. He had a nice profile in the Minneapolis paper about how hard he’s been working in the offseason. We had some laughs at his ballet stuff, but it was a good thing that he was trying to stay in shape for the season that might happen someday if we’re lucky. And after a summer of fighting fans and getting busted with weed, the fact that he’d hired a PR firm to help rehabilitate his image was wise.

Plus, he was throwing an All-Star exhibition game over the weekend, which was sure to make fans excited about Super Cool Beas. What could go wrong? From the Star Tribune:

Billed as the “Michael Beasley All-Star Classic,” the evening instead became something more like “Michael Beasley, Friends and Acquaintances.” Organizers promoted the appearance of NBA stars Kevin Durant, Kevin Love, John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins, but Beasley’s Wolves teammates Wes Johnson, Anthony Randolph, Anthony Tolliver, Wayne Ellington, Lazar Hayward and lone other NBA player Dorell Wright showed in support instead. [...]

Organizers originally priced tickets at between $60 and $300, then changed them to $40 general admission, $100 for VIP reserve and $300 for court seats when it became clear Durant, Love, Wall and No. 2 overall pick Derrick Williams wouldn’t play.

Just when everything was starting to go Michael Beasley’s way, everything has to flip on its head and turn in to another classic Beasley blunder. Total bummer.

Even worse, Beasley played in Kevin Durant’s charity game on Sunday, just days after Durant ditched Beasley’s game. And these guys are supposed to be best buds. At least Beasley put up 58 in the Durant game, which I guess is a nice way to get back at his bro for making his charity game such a dud.

As they say, if your friend won’t play in your pickup basketball game then you have to score almost 60 points in his. Just like when a couple breaks up and they both get in great shape to rub it in each other’s face, anything to make him realize what he missed out on.

(via EOB)