Gary Lineker recently remarked about the fantastic new talent that is currently arriving and emerging in LaLiga Santander, describing it as an exciting moment to be involved in and follow Spanish soccer. He believes that the English Premier League is currently the finest in the world but Spain’s top division could reclaim the title soon.
He also expressed his respect for two Argentine giants, Diego Armando Maradona and Leo Messi, despite the latter’s controversial status in his home country of England.
While in Madrid as part of his duty as a LaLiga Ambassador, the television presenter and English soccer great, whose playing career included three years at Barcelona, gave an interview to MARCA.
Do People Reproach Lineker for Loving Maradona and Messi, Even Though He Is English?
He thinks Messi and Maradona gave people happiness. Even though there are other great soccer players, the two Ronaldos for example, Lineker considers Messi and Maradona to be tremendous goalscorers. Leo and Diego did, and do, in each game, two or three things that almost any other soccer player did in their entire careers.
Does Lineker See Premier League as Number One and LaLiga as Number Two?
Gary Lineker is proud that LaLiga chose him to be an ambassador and it’s a great honor. Many young players are coming to the Spanish soccer league right now, and this is important. Even though Barca is going through a financial crisis, the Catalan team and Real Madrid are the two biggest global brands in this sport.
Does Lineker Think the Premier League Is Still Better?
Lineker thinks the Premier League is better. He also states that three or four years ago, Spain was ahead of England. LaLiga was on top during those ten years of Ronaldo and Messi’s reign, dominating the Europa League and Champions League with Atletico and Sevilla. The Spanish teams were winning almost every cup; however, all leagues have ups and downs. Maybe this situation won’t last long for LaLiga, given the fact that there are many good young players in Spain, like Pedri and Ansu Fati.
Michael Beasley, who was the former No.2 overall pick, has been away from the NBA court for over two years, but it seems he will receive another opportunity to play professionally with a new team in 2021.
Michael Beasley Has Signed With Cangrejeros de Santurce of the Baloncesto Superior Nacional
Michael Beasley, who is now 32, has reportedly signed with a Puerto Rican club from the top Baloncesto Superior Nacional league called Cangrejeros de Santurce. Apparently, he’ll join J.J. Barea on the roster, who is Beasley’s former Minnesota Timberwolves teammate. The last time Michael Beasley got on a basketball court professionally was in 2019 when he played in five games with the Guangdong Southern Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association. The opportunity he gets in Puerto Rico is to get back on the court and play professionally again. since he played in five games with the Guangdong Southern Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association in 2019.
The Last Time Michael Beasley Played for the NBA Was During the 2018-19 Regular Season
When Michael Beasley last suited up for a match in the NBA was two years ago during the 2018-19 regular season. He was a part of an underperforming LA Lakers team and played in 26 games that year. Beasley averaged 7.0 points and 2.9 rebounds with around ten minutes per contest. He arrived in the NBA back in 2008 when the Miami Heat picked him out of Kansas State. Back then, he was the No. 2 overall pick in the draft. He lasted two years with the organization before a deal was reached with the Minnesota Timberwolves. This happened during the 2010 offseason and was a move to clear cap space for the free-agent signings of stars LeBron James and Chris Bosh.
Beasley’s best individual basketball probably came when he was in Minnesota. However, during those times, he seemed unable to find his footing and started dealing with off-court issues. After that, he bounced around the league for a while and ended up having stints with teams like the Phoenix Suns, the Heat, the Houston Rockets, the Milwaukee Bucks, the New York Knicks, and the Lakers.
Beasley nearly got an opportunity to become a substitute player for the Brooklyn Nets for the NBA’s Bubble in the 2019-2020 season. However, he had his contract voided due to health issues. For some eleven NBA seasons, Michael Beasley has appeared in a total of 609 games, averaging 4.7 rebounds and 12.4 points.
While Beasley never managed to live up to the expectations that came with his No. 2 overall pick status and his NBA days are pretty much over, he has a good opportunity to prolong his professional career with his new team in Puerto Rico.