Wednesday, May 6th, 2009 at 10:00 am  |  24 responses

Disciplining Beasley and Chalmers

This past season, a lot of the Heat front-office personnel’s time was seemingly dedicated to little more than this very task: “Beasley said the steady stream of violation notices was an eye-opener. ‘You’re upset at first,’ the No. 2 overall pick in last June’s draft said, ‘but then you think, ‘All right,’ and then you remember. But it is what it is.’ The Heat has one of the most detailed team rulebooks in the NBA. ‘Coming from college,’ Beasley said, ‘there’s not as many rules and not as strict, so I think it’s learning to adjust to a better life or more responsible life.’ Management was surprised that Chalmers also had a high number of violations. ‘We’re just first-year players. We’re just learning the ropes,” the second-round pick said. ‘Some things we didn’t know; some things we did know. At the same time, it’s a learning process. So you learn and you learn about your mistakes and you don’t do them again.’ The fines against Beasley had become widely known around the league. Erik Spoelstra, though, downplayed the impact on the Heat’s performance.”

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  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Uhm……they were for wardrobe infractions on team flights and bus rides. There were none for tardiness or anything related to the team in general or damaging to the teams flow. This is way too overblown by the South Florida media.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Cheryl

    Well, it is the SoFla media, so there you go.

  • http://sfdjilf.com Jukai

    THE MIAMI HEAT FUTURE! Cause, you know, Wade’ll be in New York.

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Should have got Mayo. Mayo > than the two rule breakers.

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  • http://www.basketballjerseyworld.com nba-jersey-king

    Jukai – no chance – Wade wants to see a playoff team – NYK is a mess

  • Tavoris

    geez…Beas is still a KID…

  • Tavoris

    Jukai, Chicago has a better chance than anyone of landing Wade (if he doesn’t extend this summer)

  • Fat Lever

    Welcome to being a professional and an adult. Hope you find it as entertaining and fun as I do. SIKE!

  • Tavoris

    Fat Lever…they can’t expect a kid – who has always acted his age – to grow up immediately, just because he’s REALLY, REALLY good at basketball.

  • Fat Lever

    True to a degree. But they have to realize the added responsibility that comes with being a professional basketball player. And their comments seem to reflect that they’re indifferent, which seems like a complete stretch for Beasley, I know. Gotta grow up quick in the NBA. I half expected them to say something like, “it’s a difficult adjustment, but one I have a make”, but then I remembered these are the same 2 guys that tried to hide weed smoke leaking from their room by putting a towel down at their hotel room door at rookie orientation.

  • Fat Lever

    “so I think it’s learning to adjust to a better life or more responsible life”, sorry, just read that, so I retract my previous statement related to that topic. My bad.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    E, is it just me or Beasley is really a victim of his rep compared to Chalmers? They both had infractions, they both smoked weed, they both made a lot of bone headed rookie mistakes… but one catches all the heat…

  • ENDS

    you cant trade mark that russ it came out in a sentinal report and I tatooed that on my forehead

  • Tavoris

    Z, it appears that way.

  • Tavoris

    but then again, winning a NCAA title has a way of making u appear well-mannered…

  • Fat Lever

    Tavoris, that is until you’re appearing in Beef type DVD’s railing against the concept of snitching.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    mario sold me herb^tm

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    weed heads

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    Z, to an extent you’re right but one was the second pick overall and the other was the 34th, thats a huge difference in terms of $ and expectations. Also, beasley is just so damn goofy all the time, it makes it easy for peopl to nitpick and criticize.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    What would a miami heat “wardrobe infraction” consist of… and does it have any relation to how hot the miami heat dancers are?

  • Tavoris

    lol @ Fat Lever….I see your point.

  • Tavoris

    but then again, I don’t understand why people were suprised by that when it happened. Melo has always been that type of dude-even going back to High School.