As we reported on Saturday, Michael Beasley had posted a curious picture on his (now defunct) Twitter account. Setting aside whether you think putting “Super Cool Beas” across your shoulders is a good idea, the larger lapse in judgment here was probably leaving what appeared to be a bag or two of the devil’s weed on the table next to him.
Before shutting down his Twitter feed, he left three frustrated messages, all of which were adorned with a liberal amount of exclamation points. Fast forward to today, and as YAHOO! SPORTS is reporting, Beasley is now in a Houston-area rehab.
Sources said the Heat encouraged Beasley to check into the facility to address possible substance and psychological issues. He is expected to spend time with former NBA player and coach John Lucas, who is renown for his success in working with troubled players.
When reached Monday morning, Miami Heat spokesman Tim Donovan declined comment. An NBA spokesman also declined comment.
Rehab for pot? Oh, that’s rich. Any other non-addictive substances we want to clean Beasley of while we’re at it? How about Gatorade?
But perhaps it isn’t the worst idea. This isn’t the first time Beasley’s been in trouble for marijuana use; he was fined $50,000 for smoking at last year’s rookie symposium, and here he is in another snafu.
Really, though, it seems like the problem here isn’t smoking weed, it’s maturity in general. Go to a university, and probably a third of the professors you encounter will smoke on occasion and they’re, y’know, smart enough to be professors. So if Lucas can help Beasley better deal with fame, his career, and the world around him in a more positive fashion, it seems pretty clear that the pot issue will probably fall harmlessly by the wayside.
And hey, at least he’s not in rehab for something really destructive like painkillers or alcohol. They’re legal, but c’mon, pot never killed anybody.