It seems the tattoo and dime bag photo of Michael Beasley was just the tip of his breakdown-filled weekend that started with some depressing Twitter messages and ended with him in rehab.
The Miami forward checked into a rehab hospital in Houston this morning, allegedly at the request of his Heat bosses. After the internet took notice of that crazy picture on Saturday night—in particular the mysterious plastic baggie in the background—Beasley started to crack, posting the following two messages on his Twitter.
"Y do I feel like the whole world is against me…I can't win for losin"
"Feelin like it's not worth livin!!!!!!! I'm done."
Shortly thereafter, all his online accounts were gone and now he's in rehab. Who knows how close he was to actually going over the edge, but now he will get some downtime with former coach John Lucas. (The NBA's Tony Dungy, I guess.) Is this just a PR move by the Heat or is Beasley seriously in trouble?
Obviously, he hasn't kicked the weed habit that's been following him since the draft last year, but that doesn't necessarily mean his life is falling apart. He could just be grasping at straws or maybe the Heat finally have drawn a line for him. Clean up your act or we're cutting you lose? Did Twitter just save his life or ruin it?
Heat's Beasley admitted into rehab center [Yahoo Sports]