Michael Beasley: ‘I’m No Tito Jackson’

by December 23, 2009

No disrespect to Tito, but B-Easy doesn’t want to be compared to him: “The key to Michael Beasley’s recent consistency has been carved out of disrespect. Beasley has taken offense to what he believes has been an overwhelming amount of criticism aimed at the Heat from the media and national NBA analysts who question whether star guard Dwyane Wade has adequate help. With Wade struggling with his shot and playing through soreness in his back and wrist, the Heat carries a 13-12 record and an 8-8 mark at home into Wednesday’s game against the Utah Jazz to close out a six-game homestand. ‘I read a Charles Barkley quote when he said we were a team full of Tito Jacksons,’ Beasley said after Tuesday’s practice. ‘I do not think that at all. Udonis Haslem is one of the best shooters [and] hardest-working rebounders in the league. And I think I can score with anybody in the NBA. It’s not about saying it anymore. It’s about doing it. Nothing against Tito; he’s pretty talented,’ Beasley said. ‘But when you put him next to Mike, it’s not really a comparison. It’s like saying Rick Fox is talented. But when you put him next to Mike Jordan, it’s really no competition.”’