Malik Beasley: 5 Things To Know About NBA Star Pictured Holding Hands With Larsa Pippen

Malik Beasley: 5 Things To Know About NBA Star Pictured Holding Hands With Larsa Pippen

Malik Beasley turned out to be the mystery man who accompanied Larsa Pippen to the mall at the end of Nov. 2020! Learn more about the Minnesota Timberwolves player, who has a family of his own.

Everyone wanted to know the name of the mystery man that Larsa Pippen held hands with at a mall in Miami on Nov. 23, and the answer is here: Malik Beasley! The professional basketball player caused a stir for his trip to the mall with Larsa, since the former Real Housewives of Miami star had just tested positive for COVID-19 earlier that month.

Malik Beasley, Larsa Pippen
Malik Beasley is pictured here shopping with Kim Kardashian’s ex-close friend, Larsa Pippen, at a mall in Miami, Florida on Nov. 23, 2020. (Photo Credit: MEGA)

On top of that, Malik is also married and has a child. Given how friendly Malik and Larsa looked with one another, it’s unclear what their relationship is (they could just be good friends, after all). HollywoodLife has reached out to Malik’s rep, in addition to his NBA team. Now, here is what we do know about Larsa’s surprise shopping companion:

1. Malik is a shooting guard for the Minnesota Timberwolves. After playing college basketball at Florida State, Malik — born in 1996 — was drafted into the Denver Nuggets in 2016. He stayed with the team until Feb. 2020, when he was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves

Malik Beasley
Malik Beasley plays an NBA game with the Minnesota Timberwolves. (Photo Credit: AP)

2. The NBA star is married to model, rapper and YouTuber Montana Yao. The pair met in 2018, according to the bio on Montana’s website. Montana describes herself as a model and rapper, and reported that her rap videos have gained “over 10+ million views.” She was also a beauty pageant queen and was named Miss Malibu Teen USA 2016 (Montana was born in 1997). Right before Malik’s mall hangout with Larsa, Montana also launched a YouTube series called Its MY Life in the beginning of Oct. 2020, which included a video of her family photo shoot with Malik — you can watch it below.

3. Malik has a young son. The basketball star and his wife, Montana, welcomed a son named Makai Joseph Beasley on March 26, 2019.

4. Malik’s wife shared a cryptic message in the wake of her husband’s sensationalized photos with Larsa. Montana took to her Instagram Story at the beginning of Dec. 2020, a full week after her husband was spotted with Larsa, to share some eyebrow-raising comments. First, the model/rapper shared photos with their son and wrote over them, “I got you,” followed by, “And you got me.” However, she seemed to address the drama surrounding Malik’s sighting with Larsa in a follow-up message: “I always and will forever remain true to who I am and GOD has never let me down [praising hands emoji] the truth always comes out one way or another…Appreciate all the love y’all for real.”

Montana Yao, Malik Beasley
Courtesy of Instagram

5. Malik was arrested two months before his mall trip with Larsa. The Minnesota Timberwolves guard was “charged with felony threats of violence and fifth-degree drug possession” related to an incident that happened on Sept. 26, 2020, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office. According to criminal complaints, a family with a 13-year-old teenager was reportedly house hunting amid a Parade of Homes tour and had stopped on the shoulder of the road in front of Malik and Montana’s home. Malik then allegedly “tapped” on the window of the family’ SUV, and was accused of pointing an assault rifle at at the passengers, whom Malik allegedly requested to leave his property that was roped-off from the public.

The family put the car in drive again, but claimed Malik was still “pointing the rifle at them as they drove off.” Police were later sent to Malik and Yao’s home, where they reportedly found “three firearms, one matching the description of the assault rifle” and 835 grams of marijuana. Montana later claimed that she had bought all of the marijuana from a medical marijuana store. After being released from custody, Malik was due for a court hearing on Nov. 19. Montana was also charged with felony drug possession and is scheduled for a hearing on Dec. 29, 2020.

Due to these charges, Hennepin County’s Human Services and Public Health departments filed a petition in an attempt for officials to put Malik and Montana’s infant son, Makai, under “court-ordered protection,” the Star Tribune reported (Makai is still with his parents, however). Officials also accused Malik of pointing a rifle “in the general direction” of his son on the same day of the alleged confrontation with the family, according to indoor video surveillance.

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