- Michael Beasley is making his return to professional basketball
- The former first round pick has signed a seven-figure deal with the Shanghai Sharks
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Michael Beasley is making his return to the basketball court.
The former No. 2 overall selection has signed a deal to play overseas with the Shanghai Sharks. According to NBA insider Shams Charania, the Chinese Basketball Association member has offered a seven-figure deal to land Beasley, who’s been out of the NBA since 2019.
In 11 seasons, the Kansas State star averaged 12.4 points and 4.7 rebounds a game while playing for seven different organizations. He made the All-Rookie team in 2009. His best campaign came in the 2010-11 season where he notched 19.2 points a night in Minnesota.
Unfortunately, his career took a dip after that.
Over the next eight years, Beasley would only start 68 contests. This after being placed in the starting lineup 170 games in his first three seasons.
Beasley struggled through injury and mental health issues throughout his time in the league. His final season came in 2018-19 where he played 26 games with the Lakers.
Now, he’s making his return to the court, albeit in a new location.
With news of Beasley’s signing, the NBA world is reacting on social media.
NBA world reacts to Michael Beasley signing
Fans and media have been quick to respond to the recent signing of Michael Beasley. Most were very congratulatory.
Take a look at the Twitter reaction.
Rooting hard for Beas. Such a likable person who has been through a lot. https://t.co/EuEEkuyvat
— Jon Krawczynski (@JonKrawczynski) June 5, 2022
In light of all the sad news that’s always out there, seeing this brings a smile to my face. https://t.co/SxjlpUVcKJ
— Julito McCullum (@IamJulito) June 5, 2022
finally some GOOD news in the world 🔥🔥✊🏾 https://t.co/9H2kgEeNZ2
— 73-9 and THEY LIED (@CuffsTheLegend) June 5, 2022
— The Wonton Don (@DonnieDoesWorld) June 5, 2022
It should be interesting to see how this plays out for Beasley in China. We’ll all be rooting for him in his return to the hardwood.