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Best Heat Player Miami 2010 - Michael Beasley

Readers' Choice: Dwyane Wade
For some inexplicable reason, Miami Heat head coach Eric Spoelstra has a habit of starting Michael Beasley and then sitting him down during the stretch run of games. Even on nights when the team is down a crapload of points in the fourth quarter and in desperate need for someone other than Dwyane Wade to put the ball in the basket — which is something Beasley is especially astute at — Spoelstra has kept his starting forward on the bench, towel over his head, looking pitiful. This has angered many Heat fans, forcing them to jump on Twitter and say nasty things about Spoelstra's mother in 140 characters or less. But the vitriol is justified. The only thing B-Easy seems to do when he's on the court is smash opponents' faces via smooth jumpers and ball-crushing defense. Selected second overall in the 2008 NBA Draft, Beasley has shown flashes of the badassery he displayed as a freshman phenom at Kansas State, averaging 15.3 points per game and displaying an innate ability to take over games whenever he hits a hot streak. Beasley's shooting range is sick. He can knock down shots from pretty much anywhere on the court and can slam-dunk with the best of them. Plus he knows how to crash the boards like a man possessed. And he's only 21 years old. Let that sink in for a minute. It's painfully obvious that Michael Beasley is the perfect Robin to D-Wade's Batman. He's a kid with unlimited potential and All-Star talent. If only his head coach were aware of this!
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Dee
Dee

is this a joke? The obvious answer is Wade, but if you were looking to choose another player, Haslem is clearly the best choice.

Oscar
Oscar

You've lost all your credibility. How can you say that M. Beasley is the Heats best player? Silk smooth jumper? Are you kidding me! He was known to cave in when the going got tough.

DWade all day! He's the reason Miami is relevant. We're going to trade Beasley and bring in some quality players that will actually help Wade.

Wow, you guys must of been the high school dorks that hated the jocks.

Pablo
Pablo

This selection made me re-evaluate every other recommendation you've made in the Best of Miami. If you were desperately trying to not say Wade, you could've easily said Udonis Haslem- a local good-guy who completely overachieves in his role by putting up consistent double-doubles when he has playing time.

Erik Fabregat
Erik Fabregat

To say that Mr. Beasley is anything more than a distant speck on the horizon is pure, unfiltered ignorance of not only basketball but the 11 or so guys that make up your Miami Heat. Yes he's got a silky jumper but a rebounding machine? A potent defender?? This kid's a work in progress. Period.For as long as one Dwyane Wade occupies a roster spot on this team, consider this category off limits. But, truthfully, what sort of assessment can one expect from a rag that has shunned sports coverage since its inception. You really showed your ass on this one guys.

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