LeBron James Was Reportedly Displeased With Michael Beasley’s Lack of Focus During Season

by June 22, 2014

Michael Beasley played virtually zero role in Miami’s postseason run this year, leaving many wondering why he couldn’t contribute at least a little bit toward the Heat’s common cause. According to the Boston Globe, LeBron James was not at all happy with B-Eazy’s focus, or lack thereof, during the season:

The summer should be an interesting one for former second overall pick Michael Beasley, who is a free agent and is not likely to return to Miami after a disappointing second stint with the club. NBA sources said James was not pleased with Beasley’s focus and he lost the confidence of coach Erik Spoelstra shortly into the season. In one sequence that typified his career, Beasley swooped in for a tip-dunk in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. On the Spurs’ next possession, Beasley got lost on a pick-and-roll, allowing Diaw an open 3-pointer, which of course he swished. Beasley is likely to get a one-year deal on the open market and his past year in Miami did little to help his reputation.