Is it just me, or does Griffin seem like a more post oriented version of B-easy (without the tumor in his head)? They both can operate in the lane effectively. Both are approx. the same height and weight (Griffin about 15 pounds heavier). Both have outstanding athleticism for their size. Beasley is better on the perimetre, Griffin better inside. Both play REALLY crappy man to man defense on face-ups at this stage. Both run the floor really well. Both have nice face-up driving ability.
Griffin seems like a modest kid willing to learn; Beasley, as aforementioned, is a lazy, under-motivated 19 year old getting paid 4 million dollars a year to "Im'a be me"
Griffin focuses more on rebounding while B-easy "Im'a be me"
What do you guys think?
wow the hate on Beastley
He is the second leading scorer on a 5 seed in the playoffs. Averaging about 14 and 5 in like 25 minutes i beleive, on 47% from the field and over 40% from 3 so you can shove your biased media influenced interpretation of him. I really dont think that its an accurate comparison at all other than that they are from the same conference, and had similar stats in college. They arent really the same size, or even position becuase I see Beasley growing more and more into a power 3. He isn't a freakshow athlete by any means, and his game is actually very smooth which suggests to me that he works very hard on his game. I really think this was a bad post man, especially comparing him to Griffin. you can bash on Beasley if you want, but if they pull it out with the Hawks, he will most likely be the last lottery pick left standing in the playoffs.
They are totally different players. Beasley couldn't post up a real power forward like Kevin Garnett, Blake Griffin, or even Amare Stoudemire to save his life. Comparing their perimiter defensive skills is like saying Steve Nash and Michael Beasley are similar because they both can't play post defense. What's your point?
I'm tired of people trying to compare players that somewhat look alike, rather than comparing players that have similar skills on the court. Greg Oden's ugly ass comes into the league and everybody wants to say he is the next Patrick Ewing. It makes no sense unless you can't evaluate players other than, their both tall and both ugly so they must be the same. Give me a break.
Also, this site changed the Griffin comparison to Karl Malone? Talk about a fat overrated sissy. The guy shot jumpshots and took wide open dunks off of pick and rolls from Stockton his whole career. Griffin is so much more explosive than a Karl Malone. Charles Barkley/Moses Malone is more like it. Ofcourse he is significantly taller than Barkley, so we better use Carlos Boozer who can't grab a rebound or score under the goal in a playoff game. He's light skinned and the same height so their the same you see!! Wow this comparison stuff is easy!
I'm not bashing Beasley, I'm just saying that the man can pay more attention to improving his defense, which has been of marginal importance to him as evidenced by my observations. Looking back on last year, I think Beasley posted up almost as much as Blake Griffin did this season... until B-easy started to get heavily doubled everytime he got to the post area. From what I can tell, they have similar skillsets in the the post.
As for Mr. Medlock saying that "Beasley couldn't post up real PFs like KG"... I really doubt Griffin can do that right now either, or even in 3 years, assuming KG doesn't regress in skill or intensity.
Overall, thank you guys for giving me your opinions.
Much love, TBL
i hate the first post with a passion. i couldnt disagree more.
i will say that i have made the boozer comparison because i see him as a stoudemire/boozer. meaning stoudemire's physical gifts with boozers size. it made sense to me. i dont know if you're specifically mocking me. but if you are, that was my logic.
b-easy and Griffin hav nothing in common dawg, take ur scrap home and eat it. Suck it. This &$#%#&@!'s soft. I'll let my dogs finish u off.