By Adam Camara – I recently moved to the Phoenix area, and as a lifelong NBA fan, have occasionally switched on the local Phoenix Suns game while channel surfing. You want to know what consumes me the most when watching their games? No, it’s not how bad the Suns are this season. It’s Michael Beasley. When I watch him play I think of a quote from one of my favorite movies, A Bronx Tale – “The saddest thing in life is wasted talent”.
Here’s a guy who makes 6 million dollars a year to play basketball. He was blessed with all the tools to be a great basketball player except the desire. Now I’m certainly not saying that eating 7 packs of skittles a day is the reason he has fallen short (although other NBA players have benefited from cutting out sugar), but it certainly signifies the larger reason why. It shows a lack of discipline and pride in his profession. His job is to be an athlete and he’s eating bags of Skittles.