From the people who brought you Hedo Turkoglu’s pizza and Rajon Rondo’s sushi and Gatorade comes Michael Beasley’s pregame meal. It’s too early to tell, but this looks to be a vital addition to the franchise.

From the NBA.com:

As Michael Beasley slammed a chicken tenders basket at his locker about 90 minutes before his Phoenix Suns were to face the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday, he seemed more pleased with the savory french fries than digging up the past yet again.

“These fries are good, man,” Beasley said between shoveling handfuls of the greasy goodness into his mouth.

And how did he play with that belly full of fried food? Not too well, surprisingly.

After rifling through the chicken finger basket and dressing for the game while rapping out loud the inaudible lyrics streaming through his headphones, Beasley managed 12 points on 4-for-10 shooting and four rebounds. He recorded a team-worst minus-17 in 20 minutes and the Suns lost for the 30th time in 45 games.

Let’s just file this stuff — that Michael Beasley isn’t big on nutrition and loves snacks, that it is hard to play professional basketball well with a stomach filled with fried stuff — under “Things We Could Have Guessed About Michael Beasley.” It’ll fit in nicely with “thinks you can only sprain your ankle once” and “likes Afros.” It’s a short list, but it’s very accurate.

(via Marcel Mutoni)