Call him the NBA journeyman, the league’s class clown, the partier, the stoner, the troublemaker; Michael Beasley is everything. Castigated for being a wild child out of college, Michael has often been viewed as a classic prodigal son of the NBA. With his heart broken on numerous occasions and his career spiraling round and round, he is now trying to change perceptions of people about him by removing himself from the public eye.
Michael Beasley Bio, Age
He was named Michael Paul Beasley Jr. at birth and was born on the 9th of January 1989 in the Prince George’s County town of Cheverly, Maryland, USA. He is a renowned professional basketball player, playing as a forward for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Michael had his high school education at the Notre Dame Prep, Massachusetts, before proceeding to Kansas State for his college education where he spent just one year.
Michael Beasley got to the NBA as a 19-year-old in Miami. There, he declared for the draft as a freshman only for his career to go on a downward spiral almost immediately. With exposure to stardom and money at a relatively young age, Michael was unable to manage his career positively. He has been arrested twice on suspicion of marijuana possession; while a woman has once accused him of sexual assault.
However, Michael doesn’t care about how he’s perceived: to the NBA fans, he is the NBA journeyman; to players and coaches, he is a troublemaker; to the media, he is partier, a stoner, and the league’s class clown.
Michael’s playing career spans from 2008 to the present and has represented a minimum of 11 teams within those years. His first official contract as a professional basketball player was with the NBA Draft by Miami Heat. And his career highlights and awards include but are not limited to: CBA Foreign MVP (2016), NBA All-Rookie First Team (2009), Consensus first-team All-American (2008), USBWA National Freshman of the Year (2008), and Big 12 Player of the Year (2008).
He also represented the United States for FIBA U19 World Championship 2007 where he won a Silver medal and the FIBA Americas U18 Championship 2006 where he won the Gold medal. Michael was also one of the four finalists shortlisted for the Naismith Player of the Year Award in 2008. He also made it to the top 10 finalists slated for the Oscar Robertson Player of the Year award.
After years of being in the headlines for his off-the-court behavior, Micheal seems intent on curtailing his excesses and focusing solely on his craft. Right now, Michael Beasley comfortably lives by himself with his two dogs – and spends most of his time alone. Rather than entertaining guests, he has cut down on his lavish spending and is most fulfilled when with his children.
Michael Beasley’s father is Michael Beasley Sr, and his mother is Fatima Smith. He has four siblings: two brothers (Leroy Ellison and Malik Smith), and two younger sisters (Mychaela Beasley and Tiffany Couch).
He grew up with Kevin Durant and Nolan Smith; and though both aren’t part of his family, they closely knitted with the family, and remain friends with him.
Net Worth: What is Michael Beasley Worth?
Beasley made $4.3 million as a rookie in 2008 and made more than $37 million from NBA teams over the course of his career. In addition, he has just one car, a BMW. His personal fortune has been estimated at $10 million.
Michael Beasley is yet to be married, and as such doesn’t have a wife. And though he won’t say how many children he has in all (he has kids who live with their mom and come visiting him at intervals), we gathered that he has two kids with his former girlfriend: a daughter born in May 2009 named Mikaiya, and a son born in November 2010 named Michael III.
The incredibly talented basketball player prefers to keep his personal life under wraps and hasn’t shared any photo linking him to a potential girlfriend. He is currently single.
As you would come to expect of an NBA player, Michael Beasley has a commanding height of 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) which comes in handy during basketball duels; and weight 235 lbs (107 kg).