It is easy to make fun of Michael Beasley right now. The "can't-miss" prospect who was nearly dealt this offseason was caught in a photo with a bag of hippie lettuce. From there, he posted some disturbing Twitter messages:
"Y do I feel like the whole world is against me…I can't win for losin"That's a little scary. Now comes word that he's checked into a rehab facility in Houston and will be working with former NBA player/coach/mentor/addict John Lucas.
"Feelin like it's not worth livin!!!!!!! I'm done."
I'm not a fan of Beasley. I attended UNC-Charlotte and was thrilled that he would be our biggest recruit. That was until Bob Huggins hired away his runner and he bolted to Kansas State. From that point on, he was on my bad list.
But I'm not reveling in this most recent news about Beasley. He's only 20 years old and really struggled with the transition into the league. He (along with fellow rookie Mario Chalmers) was fined numerous times during the season for violations of team policies. He also admitted to being in the room at the rookie transition program that had marijuana. Those issues are his fault.
But don't make fun of the man for feeling like this and trying to find help. We've all been there when things seem so impossible when really it isn't all that serious. Any fine or suspension or whatever the NBA or the Miami Heat may impose on you isn't worth you losing your life. There have been tons of worse things that have happened in the League that makes his weed usage seem like vitamins. He needs to take responsibility for his actions, get better and improve his life.