This is one of those stories that I totally understand where Beal is coming from, so I hope people don’t take it the wrong way.
He maybe should have kept the story to himself, but to be honest I am sure a lot of people feel the same way about Jesse.
While in transit en route to Washington D.C. for a workout with the Wizards, the Florida prospect tweeted that he just so happened to be sitting next to the Reverend Jesse Jackson. At the time, he seemed pretty honored to be graced by Jackson’s presence. One day later, though, Beal didn’t seem quite as amused.
“He talked A LOT,” Beal told reporters in D.C., with a smile on his face. “I put my headphones on, and he ended up falling asleep.”
Then again, you could forgive Jackson if he just wanted to get to know one of the NBA’s likely top draft picks come late June. Except…
“He didn’t know who I was,” Beal said. “He just started talking.”
As someone who despises being talked to on flights unless it is a very attractive lady, the headphones trick works like a charm, sometimes I put them on even if I am reading a book, just to throw people off.