Michael Beasley's career with the Heat is nothing but a footnote to the dynasty the team assembled in the summer of 2010. Drafted second overall by the Heat in 2008, Beasley was quickly traded away in order to make room for LeBron James and Chris Bosh.
Well, Beasley is coming back. According to the Miami Herald, he's signed a one-year, no-guarantee contract with the Heat.
At one point, the team hoped Beasley would develop into a natural sidekick and eventual successor to Dwyane Wade. Instead, he just smoked a lot of pot. Seriously, Timberwolves general manager David Kahn, of the team Beasley was traded too, said Beasley failed in Miami because he "smoked too much pot."
Beasley's most embarrassing moment with the Heat came in 2009 when he tweeted out a photo of his, uh, interesting "Super Cool Beas" back tattoo with what seemed like a baggie of pot in the background. The Heat sent him to rehab after the incident.
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It didn't seem to work. He was arrested for marijuana possession in Arizona on August 6 and promptly dropped by the Phoenix Suns.
Pundits are still split on whether Beasley's off-court issues are hampering his natural talent, or whether he's a mediocre player at best who should have never been drafted second in the first place.
Here's hoping a chance to help LeBron, Wade, and Bosh to another championship will finally convince him to put down the bong for a bit and prove his critics wrong.