On Monday night, as the Warriors were soaking the Cavaliers with a champagne-laden, 34-point blowout in Cleveland, the basketball gods were smiling on Michael Beasley.
Beasley, the No. 2 pick in the 2008 NBA Draft, dropped 63 points in the Chinese Basketball Association All-Star Game this past weekend. He added 19 rebounds and 13 assists to complete the triple-double.
Beasley won his second straight CBA All-Star Game MVP after scoring 59 points a year ago.
As video evidence shows, defense was an afterthought in this exhibition.
Beasley has never played in an NBA All-Star Game, but he did participate in the Rookie Challenge in 2009. He led the Rookies with 29 points, but Kevin Durant's 46 propelled the Sophomores to a 122-116 win.
Beasley, 27, is in his second stint in the CBA. He played for the Shanghai Sharks in 2014-15. After a brief stop with the Miami Heat -- 24 games during the second half of last season -- Beasley joined the Shandong Golden Stars for the 2015-16 campaign.
He is averaging more than 31 points per game across the Pacific.
Another interesting tidbit: Beasley actually had his $1,500 All-Star Game MVP money stolen after the game. Don't worry, it was returned shortly after.