Friday has come once again, boys and girls, which means it’s time for another edition of T.G.I.B.: Thank God It’s Beasley. Knicks forward Michael Beasley has caused a minor sensation since showing up in New York a few days ago, and he shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
To better understand this story, you have to go back and track it as it developed. It all began with a tweet from ESPN’s Pablo Torre:
I walked by Michael Beasley on the street today and he was wearing a wristwatch on his right ankle for some reason. THE KNICKS ARE BACK BABY— Pablo S. Torre (@PabloTorre) September 21, 2017
Holy crap, that’s an awesome story! Hopefully some intrepid New Yorker with a camera phone picked up this marvel of fashion.
No need, fam. Beasley was simply on his way to Slam Magazine, where he graced the media with a photo op before joining them for a podcast.
Michael Beasley joins the "Respect The Game" podcast to talk Knicks, growing up with KD, LeBron James and more. : https://t.co/ulsA7ue8IN pic.twitter.com/106k9ESeQR— SLAM Magazine (@SLAMonline) September 21, 2017
He used his podcasting time to clear up his beef with Stephen A. Smith, which had been apparent to those of us watching his Instagram feed.
Beasley took offense to Stephen A. claiming that the veteran player, who had been busted for marijuana in the past, was still smoking that bud.
"He's a liar, bro. I love the words he uses, I love how adamant he is, especially when he's wrong because if you're not going to stand for yourself, who is going to stand for you? Cool. But it's like literally, I've sat next to guys he was on the TV talking about, and (Smith's) saying, 'Man, I just got off the phone with this guy.' And literally, I'm next to that guy he's talking about, and he says, 'Man, I've never even been in a room with Stephen A.' Why does what you say have credibility when literally everybody knows you're lying about it?"
Then Beasley explained to listeners why he no longer tokes up, and his reasoning is simply breathtaking:
"The weed thing has been years removed. My daughter, my oldest child, is now eight. So I made it a conscious effort, or I made it really important to myself to clean my act up because in 2012 I was on Facetime with her, and she was only four at the time. And it was a bad connection," Beasley said. "And she said, 'Daddy, hold on, it says poor connection.' And that right there, that's a pretty big word for a four or five year old to be speaking. So that right there, I made it my duty to clean my act up. Because if she can read 'connection,' 'marijuana' is only one more syllable."
You know what else is only one syllable away from “connection”? Championship. The Knicks are back!
Here’s a link to the podcast. I highly recommend listening to it. Beasley forever.