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Fan heckles Michael Beasley with smoking weed blast (Video)

Michael Beasley tripped and fell down after Jordan Crawford made a free throw in the fourth quarter of Wednesday’s Miami Heat-Golden State Warriors game, so a fan hit him with a most appropriate heckle.

One Warriors fan sitting behind the basket could be heard yelling something to Beas about smoking weed.

Why would he yell that? Super Cool Beas has a long history with the reefer. Where do you think we got this mugshot from?

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Michael Beasley needed medical treatment after punching self in the head (Video)

Michael-Beasley-punches-self-in-headThere 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.

H/T SI.com’s The Point Forward
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Michael Beasley arrested for possession of marijuana

Michael-Beasley-mugshotPhoenix Suns forward Michael Beasley was arrested early Tuesday morning in Scottsdale, Ariz. You have one guess as to what it had to do with. If marijuana instantly came to mind, you’re on the right track.

According to Scottsdale’s website, police stopped Beasley for a traffic violation at 1:15 a.m. and an officer smelled marijuana as he approached the vehicle. The officer then discovered some weed during a search of the vehicle, and Beasley was arrested and booked on pending charges of marijuana possession and later released.

Beasley has been in trouble with the law multiple times over the past several years. Back in 2011, we sacked him with the infamous LBS Nut Bag after he was pulled over for speeding and officers discovered he was in possession of marijuana. Moral of the story: the former Kansas State star needs to either drive more carefully or give up the green.

H/T SI.com’s Point Forward

Michael Beasley commits hilarious inbounds violation

Michael BeasleyWhy does it seem like things like this only happen to Michael Beasley? Even in a game where the backup forward had 21 points in 23 minutes, he still managed to make a boneheaded play.

This inbounds pass fail was awesome on so many levels. First off, it took place early in the second quarter, and as you can tell, no players were in the frame. Second, an inbounds pass from under your basket with no pressure on you is one of the most simple plays to execute, yet Beasley manages to muck it up. Lastly, watching this was like watching a cartoon when someone loses their balance by the edge of a pool. You’re watching and hoping they won’t fall into the water. Beasley couldn’t catch his balance, so he ended up putting the ball down on the court, causing a turnover. Super cool move, Beas.

The Suns are now 22-45 after losing 127-105 to the Wizards.

Below is video of the Beasley inbound pass fail:

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Lindsey Hunter stares down Michael Beasley SMH style after airball (Video)

Lindsey Hunter Michael Beasley stareLindsey Hunter had a tremendous reaction to Michael Beasley airballing a jumper on Friday night. The Suns coach stared down his player with a classic “shaking my head” (SMH) expression. He then moved his gaze down to his bench where he appeared to be looking for others to corroborate what he had just seen.

Beasley was subbed out about a minute later. He was 2-for-8 for six points in 15 minutes of Phoenix’s 113-88 loss to the Boston Celtics. Per Suns reporter Paul Coro, Beasley complained after the game about a bruised elbow affecting his shot. X-rays were negative.

To be fair, Hunter’s reaction to the airball is the same expression Suns fans have had all season.

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Michael Beasley on missed free throws: Gremlins are always messing with me

Phoenix Suns forward Michael Beasley has converted over 75% of the free throws he has taken in his nearly five-year career, so when he misses more than one or two in a game you can understand why he might be frustrated. During his team’s loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night, Beasley went 3-for-6 from the charity stripe. He was left searching for answers.

After missing a couple of free throws pretty badly, Beasley walked toward the rim and stared at it while shaking his head. He later explained himself.

“I had to scare the gremlins away,” he said when asked about staring down the rim, via NBA.com’s Jonathan Dalton. “Those gremlins are always messing with me.”

Has somebody been puffing the magic dragon again? As Pro Basketball Talk pointed out, this is not the first time Beasley has had trouble with these so-called gremlins. In fact, he blamed them for some minor free throw struggles back in 2010.

“That’s a college job,” Beasley told the Star-Tribune at the time, via A Wolf Among WolvesLuis Colon was my college center. He’s a big Spanish guy and when big Spanish guys get mad, they start speaking Spanish real fast. Every time he missed, he’d look at the rim and curse the rim out. So every time I miss, I’m trying to get the gremlin off the top of the rim.”

Considering Beasley is playing well at the moment, his coaching staff probably won’t question it. Last month, Beasley told reporters he is willing to sit in a trash can if it helps the Suns win. He has been pretty useless throughout most of the season, but he scored 20 points in a win over the Chicago Bulls over the weekend and 14 in the loss to Oklahoma City on Monday. If battling the gremlins is helping him contribute, so be it.

Michael Beasley willing to sit in a trash can to help Suns win

Michael Beasley has been held out of the fourth quarter for many of the Phoenix Suns’ games this season, but he’s maintained a pretty good attitude about the benchings until now.

The former No. 2 overall draft pick signed with the Suns as a free agent and is averaging 11.9 points and 4.2 rebounds per game this season, but he is shooting just 38.9% from the field. The Arizona Republic says he has been benched for the entire fourth quarter in eight of the Suns’ 17 games this season. The reasons range from him playing poor defense, the team winning in a blowout, or another player being hot.

Beasley says he’s willing to sit on the bench, but there’s a condition: the team has to be winning.

“If I’ve got to sit in a trash can at the end of the bench during crunch time for us to win games, then that’s exactly what I’m going to do,” Beasley said after Sunday’s loss to the Knicks, per Paul Coro. “But if we’re not winning games, and I feel like I can contribute, it’s just discouraging. We don’t have problems. I just feel like we could’ve won the game. I feel like I played, not well, but decent and definitely better than how I have been playing.”

Beasley shot 4-for-10 (which sadly actually improved his field goal percentage), for nine points in the 106-99 loss. He also had a minus 20 for the game, which means the Knicks outscored the Suns by 20 in the minutes he played.

Beasley recognizes his defensive shortcomings, but doesn’t think they’re that bad.

“I feel like I’m playing pretty decent defense,” Beasley said. “I’m not grip pliers. I’m not going to clamp, but who does? The NBA is about scoring points. I don’t feel like anyone is playing head and shoulders above me. I feel like I’m getting into my rotations and doing what I’m supposed to do on the defensive end. I don’t feel like I’m that far, or far at all, behind everybody else.”

Beasley’s defensive issues have long been a problem for him (not to mention his repeated boneheadedness), so this is nothing new. He may say he’s willing to sit in a trash can Oscar the Grouch style, but his comments seem to indicate otherwise. At least he provided us with some outstanding photoshop opportunities through his comments.

H/T Rotoworld