I was at the rookie symposium, which took place at Doral Arrowood in Rye Brook, NY, last year on different business, when two players were punished for marijuana. Rumors were that Beasley was hiding in the bathroom when the other two players Darrell Arthur and Mario Chalmers were caught in the room.
And I was told from staffers that Beasley was offering to pay employees to take him off campus to search for nocturnal entertainment.
Anyway, Fanhouse wonders how the recent events will impact Wade's tenure in Miami.
"...Beasley, the richly talented but increasingly quirky forward, was a risky pick when the Heat made him the No. 2 selection of the 2008 Draft, but he flashed enough All-Star potential last season to cover up the warts and make the Heat feel good about his progress.To me, the toughest pick is the "in-between" forward. Beasley was a monster power forward who could step out in college, but he played so much smaller in his rookie year. He's not a perimeter player and if he continues to want to be, even if he does get his life together, he will continue to struggle to adjust to the NBA.
All that is out the window now. Is he still a foundation piece that will help convince Wade to stay? Hardly. He looks more like a liability they can't shake at least until he starts playing effectively again.
If Wade wants to chase another championship, his best choice now would not be alongside Beasley, no matter how talented he is..."