Michael Beasley has been making headlines before the NBA season with his thoughts, but his latest conversation about brain power might’ve been a brain fart.
Beasley joined SNY’s Taylor Rooks for her “Timeout with Taylor Rooks” podcast Tuesday morning to discuss how the public views him, among other things. To get an idea of what people think of Beasley, Stephen A. Smith recently attacked him on the radio saying the league needs to test Beasley for marijuana.
The new Knicks forward told Rooks that the air had been cleared between him and Smith this morning. But the unusual conversation on the podcast eventually spiraled into a debate about race relations and — somehow — brain utilization.
“It says that we are only capable of using 10 percent of our brain,” Beasley told Rooks. “You believe that? It’s the consensus scientifically. So who was the guy that used 11 (percent) that made it okay to say that everybody’s just using ten? Because if you’re only using 10 percent of your brain you don’t even know that you’re using 10 percent of your brain.”
While Beasley was trying to tie this 11-percent argument back to the conversation about race, Rooks constantly interrupted him to refute the idea that anybody can consciously use more of the brain than scientists have proved.
This is just the latest of notable quotes to come from Beasley, who called himself “your favorite player’s favorite player” in interviews last week, and predicted the Knicks to finish as a fifth or sixth seed in the Eastern Conference next year.
He’s wanted to change the public’s view of him since coming to New York, but it’s unclear what kind of view the public has of him now.