Troubled young NBA star Michael Beasley checked into rehab program

August 24, 2009

(ChattahBox) — Highly talented but troubled Miami Heat forward Michael Beasley has been checked into a rehabilitation program. Recent pictures and messages posted to the player’s Twitter pictures and posts raised concerns of drug abuse and over his mental state prior to his check in. One of the pictures top left, has Beasley showing off a tattoo on his back in front of a mirror with two bags on either side which are rumored to be filled with marijuana. The posts were more disturbing with Beasley writing things like:

“Y do I feel like the whole world is against me…I can’t win for losin” and “Feelin like it’s not worth livin!!!!!!! I’m done.”

Both the picture and the posts have not surprisingly been since taken down. The Miami Herald on Monday reported that Beasley, has already spent the last two weeks in a Houston facility as part of the NBA’s substance abuse program,under the guidance of former NBA player John Lucas, who himself had memorable battles with substance abuse in the 1980’s. The paper quotes Beasley’s personal advisor Bruce Shingler as saying he was unsure how long the player will be required to stay in rehab.

The 20-year-old budding star, has a track record of trouble including attending five high schools due to discipline problems that made him a risky second-overall pick of the 2008 draft out of Kansas State. Beasley had been fined prior to the start of last season when he was nabbed, along with fellow rookies Mario Chalmers and Darrell Arthur, for an incident involving marijuana posession and bringing women up to their hotel room at the league’s rookie symposium. There are few doubts on Beasley’s talent however. He had a solid rookie campaign, averaging 13.9 points and 5.4 rebounds per game over 81 contests for the Heat and was named a first-rookie-team All-Star.


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  3. eronne on August 24th, 2009 11:09 pm

    what if Michael did smoke marijuana, lots of people do, especially NBA players, I don’t think it is a big deal anyway neither did Beasley has any serious substance abuse problems. If he is not a NBAer in a famous team, maybe nobody would care about this.

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