Everyone who says Michael Beasley needs to commit himself and care more can lay off. Everyone who says Michael Beasley is crazy can still comment.
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Beasley, who is in serious danger of running himself out of the NBA after a series of flops, poor decisions and just flat-out loco moves, added an epic chapter to his career arc Thursday night.
Beasley is playing with the Miami Heat this preseason, and things got a little intense in their game against the Detroit Pistons. In Beasley’s first game with his new crew, he made a series of bad plays and decided to do what many a basketball player has done in such a moment of frustration, slapping himself on the head.
But Beasley was apparently really upset, and he apparently slapped himself really hard — like, so hard he had to get medical attention.
Heat trainer Jay Sabol had to give Beasley steel compresses — like what trainers use on boxers — to treat Beasley’s brow because he hit himself on the head so hard that it was swollen, according to reports.
Beasley said later that he was upset at himself after getting a quick foul, missing a defensive rotation and then missing a shot at the other end of the court. He ended up scoring nine points and getting two rebounds, but he wanted something more from himself.
“Overall, I give myself a B-minus, C-plus,” he said, according to the Sun-Sentinel. “I’m just trying to teach myself to do everything hard.”