Michael Beasley says he was watching cartoons, eating junk food, and drinking juice while the trade deadline passed
The trade deadline in any sport can be a stressful time for a number of players. Nobody likes an uncertain future, and although NBA players make millions of dollars it can’t be easy to not know if you’re going to have to uproot your family and move to another city almost instantly. Remaining focused while rumors swirl is a challenge, but Michael Beasley seems to have handled it gracefully.
“I know exactly what I was doing (during the final minutes of the trade deadline): I [sic] watching Fanboy and Chum Chum, eating pizza, French fries and lemonade,” Beasley said according to the Star Tribune.
The Lakers turned down a trade just before the deadline that would have sent Beasley to Los Angeles, but it doesn’t sound like Michael was all that worried about it. Neither was Pau Gasol, who says he napped while all the rumors were making the rounds.
As Ball Don’t Lie informed us, “Fanboy and Chum Chum” is a show on Nickelodeon about two kids who imagine themselves as superheroes and read comic books. If that show mixed with some pizza, fries, and lemonade doesn’t spell relaxation, I don’t know what does. It is fair to wonder, however, if Beasley’s choice in food and programming had more to do with him having the munchies than it did with the trade deadline.