#2: Using 11 Percent
Beasley appeared on the podcast, Timeout with Taylor Rooks and provided the most compelling scientific theory this side of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. Somehow, Rooks and Beasley began debating the functional capacity of the human brain. Things took an interesting turn when Beasley refused to back down from the idea that everyone uses 10 percent of their brain—except the person who discovered this fact because he must have used 11 percent of his brain to figure it out.
If this sounds confusing, it’s probably because you aren’t using 11 percent of your brain. Try and keep up.
#1: Beasley Dominates Boston
Just two short games after Beasley spoiled Melo’s return to the Garden, the jab-happy lefty decided it was time to give the Celtics fits. Beasley notched a double-double with 32 points and 12 rebounds in fewer than 25 minutes. This was his third 30 point performance of the season, but this one came with one major difference.
Kristaps Porzingis returned to the lineup after missing two straight games with pestering injuries. The problem was, KP turned in one of the worst performances of his career. Porzingis went 0-for-11 from the field and finished with a single point. But have no fear, Michael Beasley is here.
The Walking Bucket lived up to his nickname in the second half. Beasley torched the Celtics who never seemed to find an answer for the slashing forward. Brad Stevens threw everything but the kitchen sink at Beas but to no avail.
Beasley’s performances led to MVP chants from the crowd. It was a sight to behold.
Unfortunately, Beasley may have taken slight offense to the chants. When asked how it felt to hear the MVP chants, he quickly mentioned that they were probably for Porzingis because he stood up on the bench. Some players feel that when fans rain MVP chants down on players outside the MVP conversation, it’s only to mock the player. Beasley may have felt this way. Or perhaps the life of the party just didn’t want the spotlight on that particular night.
Either way, it’s clear that Knicks fans weren’t mocking you, Mike, they were embracing you.