Michael Beasley drops 59 in Chinese All-Star Game, named MVP (VIDEO)
Is there any more perfect Michael Beasley setup than this: A defense-optional exhibition game where he has a constant green light against inferior athletes?
Nope. And Beasley proved that dropping 59 points for the South in the Chinese Basketball Association All-Star Game, which you can see highlights of above.
No, this does not mean we should expect Beasley to get another shot in the NBA after the Chinese season ends (in February or March, depending on how long his team stays in the playoffs). The question was never could Beasley score, but his play in China didn’t answer the other questions about him: Can he score efficiently against an NBA defense? Is he willing to buy into a team concept? Is he willing to play any defense? And if he does have a big game how exactly is he going to celebrate that? Not to mention Beasley has an ugly lawsuit hanging over his head.
(Hat tip Eye on Basketball)