Michael Beasley‘s second chance with the Miami Heat has only been underway for a few weeks. The misfit forward has managed to keep himself out of trouble so far, but he did not make a great impression with reporters.
Miami opened training camp yesterday at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas, not too far from their home in South Beach. Just about anyone would be more than happy to be in the beautiful Bahamas or making a sizable paycheck while playing basketball, but it did not thrill Beasley too much.
“What else is there to see?” remarked Beasley when asked about the Bahamas. “It took us like an hour to get here from the airport and all I seen is a gas station.”
So, Beasley is not too humbled by training camp or the fact that this might be his last chance in the NBA, but he has managed to avoid bad publicity since signing with Miami.
WHOOP, WHOOP! He has been with the team for a measly three weeks and as far as the public knows, he has not violated any league policies or team rules. He may be steering clear of the law and Commissioner David Stern, but he gave reporters his two cents about playing time: “I can’t control minutes. I ain’t got no minutes in my pocket and I don’t got no crazy cell phone plan.”
Looks like someone did not fare too well with English as a kid or maybe he should have spent one more year at Kansas State. Either way, Beasley was not an English major and his second act in South Beach may be shorter than his college career.
Beasley’s deal with the Heat has no guarantee and neither is a spot on the roster. If he wants to make the most of this blessing given by Pat Riley, Beasley should answer all questions with “yes,” “no” and “I don’t know,” as well as really concentrating on the court. Beasley’s reputation around the league is far from positive and his second chance with the defending champs looks to be taking a similar route.
Try thinking for once, Beasley. Hopefully your head won’t explode from it and you might find yourself on the basketball court come November.