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Monday, October 26th, 2009 at 9:30 am  |  29 responses

Welcome to Beasley’s Latest Controversy

Michael Beasley was photographed sleeping on a boat, with a bunch of empty beer bottles strewn around. The Miami Heat, though, say there are no issues: “This latest incident could be easily dismissed. Beasley was aboard a chartered fishing trip after an Oct. 10 practice he had no desire to be on, but was encouraged to go by his counselor from that drug rehab stay in Houston. Instead of casting, Beasley found a soft spot for napping. It just so happened to be the wrong spot, a place where there was a table with a bunch of open beer bottles resting nearby as well. Say cheese. Flash. It was that easy to put Beasley in another uncomfortable spot. TMZ.com did what TMZ.com does. And it ran a story with all kinds of not-so-subtle suggestions about how Beasley was drifting into temptation again.”

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  • tw

    why does tmz cover basketball?

  • http://theghostofroyhobbs.blogspot.com Mo Charlo

    @tw: It’s Lamar Odom’s fault.

  • heartlandG

    The first line of tha article had me dyin!!! lmao WHAT IS WRONG with young ni99as with MONEY!? wtf maybe cuz I aint cake up I dont understand

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    Damn, Beas. You just can’t win.

  • NUPE

    This is the kind of thing that serves as a wake-up call to players to pay more attention to what’s around them – even if they didn’t do ‘anything’. Beasley is already a fragile mental case (don’t mean that as a negative – ala West), and this is the kind of publicity that I wish TMZ and others would just leave alone. If he implodes, let him implode on his own, this kind of coverage can only cause harm.

  • http://slamonline.com Dave

    Wake-up call? Yeah, now he’ll slip easily into ‘hyper-vigilant’ mode. No worries. It’s all better from here.

  • Jacqueline Mitchell

    I am a fan, but if Michael doesn’t get himself together,I’m getting off the train at the next stop.

  • la huey

    looks like he’s wearing his game shorts.

  • tavoris

    why is this a story? They need to leave Beas b…

  • Captain Jean Luc-Picard

    This is plain stupid. Beas is guilty by association with…empty beer bottles?

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Why do websites quote TMZ like its a news resources? TMZ is a joke.

  • riggs

    forget beasly, i wanna know who’s that next to him

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

    You should see me watching a West coast game at around 3 minutes into the third quarter. I look just like that… well, minus the woman, the boat, and the game shorts… And the d___ well you know what I mean…

  • Cizzo

    Please freeze all this b.s. please?

  • http://realcavsfans.com Anton

    Beas is on a boat aaand
    It’s goin fast aaand
    He might as well be sailin straight to trade laaand

  • http://realcavsfans.com Anton

    Cheryl for the lol

  • Kevin

    They need to let Beasley live his life

  • duncan2

    tmz is wack

  • tavoris

    has anyone noticed that the beer bottles are on the other side of the table? how many of us have passed out drinking, yet still had the presence of mind to move the bottles away? I think the Heat’s take on this checks out…just sux that someone within the organization would take this pic to begin with.

  • LA Huey

    why did he go to K-state? should have spent his one year at KU if he’s a party type of dude.

  • NUPE

    Looks like he had moved the beer bottles so that he could put his leg up on the table. TMZ never says he was drinking and really just says what the team told them. The most effed up thing is whomever took this photo and gave/sold it to TMZ. This is different than Lamar who was at a ‘private’ party and was caught puff puff passing. Beas was on a ‘team’ supported event with his counselor (the type of event and person you would want your young troubled player with). And for someone on the trip to take this pic and sell it – that’s just grimy.

  • heartlandG

    This said somethin else when I posted earlier

  • miller126

    K-state knows how to party trust me, KU def. does also, we’re stuck in Kansas! Manhattan, KS has Aggieville and Lawrence, KS has Mass Street…

  • http://www.rich-imaging.com Dutch Rich

    He better deny this one because he won’t turn 21 until January.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Like everybody said, what does this say about the Heat organization? That whole situation appears to suck for Beasley.

  • Jdunlop

    let him do what he wants , its his off time for bball , who wouldnt wanna have a few drinks and relax

  • Jrooks

    White people dont like black people with money

    TRUE

  • Dafe

    This aint anything about white people hating black people. This is about black people black or white and a responsibility they owe to themselves first and to others. In this case Beasley needs to clean up his acts Simple! Talent does not put you on top of the world. If he wants to be a basketballer he needs to sit tight and get with the program.

  • tavoris

    Dafe, but Beas is asleep on the boat, next to a fully-clothed (for Miami, that is) woman, with empty beer bottles OUT OF REACH. The only temptation at his grasp in that pic is a bag of candy. What does that say about your perception?

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