Michael Beasley Wants World to Know 'I'm Your Favorite Player's Favorite Player'

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistSeptember 19, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - APRIL 22: Michael Beasley #9 of the Milwaukee Bucks handles the ball during the game against the Toronto Raptors in Game Four during the Eastern Conference Quarter-finals of the 2017 NBA Playoffs on April 22, 2017 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Recently signed New York Knicks forward Michael Beasley made some interesting and potentially polarizing comments while addressing the media Tuesday.

According to ESPN's Ian Begley, Beasley made a bold claim regarding how other NBA players feel about him: "I'm your favorite player's favorite player. It's not enough for me for him to know that. I want the world to know that."

In addition to that, Beasley said he believes the Knicks can earn the No. 5 or No. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference this season, adding that he, Carmelo Anthony, Kristaps Porzingis and Tim Hardaway Jr. are all capable of scoring 25 points per game, according to Begley.

The 28-year-old veteran spent last season with the Milwaukee Bucks, averaging 9.4 points and 3.4 rebounds per contest in 56 games.

Beasley was originally selected No. 2 overall in the 2008 NBA draft by the Miami Heat before bouncing between the Minnesota Timberwolves, Phoenix Suns, Heat again, Houston Rockets and Bucks.

The former Kansas State standout also enjoyed two separate stints in the Chinese Basketball Association.

In 509 career NBA games, Beasley boasts averages of 12.6 points and 4.7 rebounds.

He joins a Knicks team that went 31-51 last season and hasn't reached the playoffs since the 2012-13 campaign.

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