There are a number of ways Michael Beasley could screw up his opportunity with the Miami Heat this season. We know how much he loves speeding and smoking weed, so that is one thing Heat fans have to worry about. After Thursday night, they also need to be a bit concerned about him inflicting pain on himself.
According to the Miami Herald’s Joseph Goodman, Beasley was so upset with himself after being called for a traveling violation during the Heat’s exhibition game against the Detroit Pistons that he began punching himself in the head. And we’re not talking about love taps. Beasley reportedly hit himself so hard that he needed medical attention after the game, with trainers using those steel compresses that boxers use to reduce swelling.
Beasley played well overall, scoring nine points and grabbing two rebounds. He obviously expected more from himself, which should be seen as a positive. The former Kansas State star is only 24 years old, although it feels like he has been in the NBA forever. He could turn out to be a tremendous role player for the Heat, assuming he’s more careful about blows to the head in the future. I’d say he’s already killed enough brain cells as is.Google+