Michael Beasley Contemplates Life, Now In Rehab

michael-beasleyTotal Pro Sports – It is the sad reality of being a popular athlete.  One day fans are praising you for your great accomplishments and abilities on the playing field, and the next day you are being persecuted by them for a couple of incriminating photos of yourself.

Michael Phelps learned that very lesson last year when only a few months after he won an outstanding eight gold medals at the Summer Games in Beijing, he was captured in a picture taking a hit of marijuana from a bong.  Fortunately he was able to rebound from all the bad publicity and is back to his winning ways.

Things don’t always turn out so smoothly.  Just look at Michael Beasley‘s recent life developments.

Beasley posted a picture of his new tattoo on his Twitter page which caused a stir among many.  The controversy was not regarding the image he had imprinted on his back, but the baggies that appeared on the floor in the background.  Many speculate that they contained marijuana, and after being heavily discussed, the Heat forward had heard enough.  He posted the following messages on his Twitter page moments before eventually deleting his account:

“Y do I feel like the whole world is against me…I can’t win for losin,” Beasley wrote.

“Feelin like it’s not worth livin!!!!!!! I’m done.”

Beasley has since checked himself into a Houston rehabilitation hospital after being encouraged by the Heat to seek help for substance abuse and psychological issues.  He is also likely to meet with John Lucas, a former NBA player and coach who is known for working with troubled players.

Whether the former No. 2 overall pick can become another success story is the question that Heat fans will have to wait to have answered.


Here is the controversial pic.

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Hat Tip Pic – [Balls Don’t Lie]

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