Call him the NBA journeyman, the class clown of the league, the party animal, the stoner, the troublemaker; Michael Beasley is everything. Flagellated for being a wild child outside of college, Michael Beasley is often considered the classic lost son of the NBA. Having had his heart broken on numerous occasions and his career turned on and on, he is now trying to change people’s perception of him by withdrawing from the public eye.
Michael Beasley Bio, Age
He was named Michael Paul Beasley Jr. at birth and was born on January 9, 1989, in the Prince George’s County town of Cheverly, Maryland, USA. He is a renowned professional basketball player who played as a striker for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Michael received his high school education at Notre Dame Prep, Massachusetts, before moving to the state of Kansas for his college education, where he spent only one year.
Michael Beasley joined the NBA at the age of 19 in Miami. There, he only explained that his career would almost immediately go through a downward spiral when he was called up as a freshman. Since he was confronted with fame and money at a relatively young age, Michael was not able to make a positive career move. He was arrested twice on suspicion of marijuana possession, while a woman once accused him of sexual assault.
But Michael does not care how he is perceived: To NBA fans he is the NBA society; to players and coaches he is a troublemaker; to the media, he is a party buddy, a stoner, and the class clown of the league.
Michael’s playing career stretches from 2008 to the present day and he has represented at least 11 teams in those years. His first official contract as a professional basketball player was with the NBA Draft of Miami Heat. And his career highlights and awards include 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 at the 2007 FIBA U19 World Championship, where he won a silver medal, and at the 2006 FIBA Americas U18 Championship, where he won the gold medal. Michael was also one of four finalists nominated for the 2008 Naismith Player of the Year award. He also made it into the top 10 finalists nominated for the Oscar Robertson Player of the Year award.
After years in the headlines for his out-of-court behavior, Michael seems intent on curbing his excesses and focusing exclusively on his craft. At the moment Michael Beasley lives comfortably alone with his two dogs – and spends most of his time alone. Instead of entertaining guests, he has reduced his wasteful spending and is most fulfilled when he is with his children.
The father of Michael Beasley 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 although neither of them is part of his family, they are closely connected and remain friends with him.
Net Worth: What is Michael Beasley Worth?
Beasley earned $4.3 million as a rookie in 2008 and has earned more than $37 million with NBA teams during his career. In addition, he has only one car, a BMW. His personal wealth has been estimated at $10 million.
Michael Beasley is not yet married and as such has no wife. And although he won’t say how many children he has in total (he has children who live with their mother and visit him from time to time), we found out that he has two children 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 private life under wraps and has not shared a photo that would connect him with a potential girlfriend. He is currently single.
As you would expect from an NBA player, Michael Beasley has an impressive height of 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m), which is useful in basketball duels, and a weight of 235 lbs (107 kg).