Beasley at ‘Bottom’; Stays Optimistic
On Monday in Oklahoma City, he (Michael Beasley) did not play in a game when healthy for the first time in his career.
If Beasley looked in the mirror after not playing in Oklahoma City, he could not even see himself. Visiting with childhood friend Kevin Durant’s friends and family inside Chesapeake Energy Arena, Beasley wore a ski mask as he assured, “I’m smiling,” when asked about not playing.
“Maybe it’s my fault,” Beasley said. “I’m going to watch film like I’ve been doing. I’m going to evaluate and critique myself and go from there. There ain’t nothing I can do but look forward and up. I’m already at the bottom, so there really isn’t too many places I can look. … I’m going to keep coming into this game optimistic. I put enough hours in and take enough jump shots. I’m in the gym pretty much longer than anybody in the NBA. I’m going to … trust my game.”