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Report: Michael Beasley punched self after travel call, needed treatment

Oct 11, 2013, 10:10 AM EDT

Above you see the video evidence that Michael Beasley did indeed punch himself in the head after getting called for traveling in Thursday night’s preseason game against the Pistons (thanks to Ben at The Point Forward for finding that).

We’ll also say it doesn’t look like much — more of a forehead slap “D’oh” than a punch, but according to the Miami Herald it was harder than it looked (maybe it was another play and punch).

Upset with himself over missing a shot, Beasley started punching himself in the head while running back on defense. He punched himself so hard that he needed treatment after the game from the Heat’s trainer. Steel compresses (like the ones cut doctors use in boxing) were applied to Beasley’s brow in the locker room.

Aside that, Beasley looked pretty good in his first run for the Heat this preseason (according to reports, the game was not televised). He had 9 points in 9 minutes, was diving on the floor for loose balls, scored driving in transition and posting a guy up. He also apparently tried on defense.
We’ll see how that goes over time. If Beasley can be a sixth man kind of offensive boost off the bench for the Heat this season it would be a big boost. I’m not about to overrule Beasley’s history off one preseason game, but it was at least a good start. Well, except for the punches.



  1. nflcrimerankingscom - Oct 11, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    Heat starting 5 next season:

    Delonte West
    Dirtywane Wade
    Michael Beasley
    Royce White
    Chris Andersen

    The largest amount of trash ever seen on the court at the same time.

    • dls612 - Oct 11, 2013 at 10:48 AM

      Look like someone had idiot for breakfast!

  2. Miami305 - Oct 11, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    My son used to punch himself when he was about 5 yrs old. Beasley has so much potential but he has the brain of a child. This guy has the opportunity to turn it all around and contribute to a championship team but I just doubt his mental and emotional capacity will can withstand the pressure.

    What a shame.

    • detroitbasketballfan - Oct 11, 2013 at 12:01 PM

      I dont know it was stupid but at least it looks like he’s caring about the game. I mean he was diving for loose balls. If that statement is taken as two at the minimum, thats probably mire than he’s went after in 2 years.

      Calm down miami fans it looks like he is actually apply himself and this was just a single dumb moment.

      • antistratfordian - Oct 11, 2013 at 2:10 PM

        It wasn’t even a “dumb moment.” He didn’t do anything unusual here.

      • jimeejohnson - Oct 11, 2013 at 5:27 PM

        Wish some politicians would take their jobs that seriously and punch themselves in the head.

    • spthegr8 - Oct 11, 2013 at 4:30 PM

      “he didn’t do anything unusual here” Find another video of somebody else punching themselves in the face??? Beside’s KG!!

      • adamsjohn714 - Oct 11, 2013 at 6:16 PM

        I think he meant that Beasley is always doing dumb stuff, so he can’t have “dumb moments.” They’re just “moments” to him.

  3. leahcima1 - Oct 11, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    A very astute and attentive NBA fan. You did get one starter right, Dwayne “3 time NBA champion” Wade. The others will be two time NBA champions Mario Chalmers, Lebron James, Shane Battier and Chris Bosh. I hope this will help you enjoy the sport if you get to see a Heat game this year.

  4. miamatt - Oct 11, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    An oddly literal example of the term “knucklehead”.

  5. asimonetti88 - Oct 11, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    I like how one of the related videos for this is a Bob Ross Highlights Mix.

  6. antistratfordian - Oct 11, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    Beasley was a little more than just “pretty good.” He and his shiner shined.

  7. eternallyill - Oct 11, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    I hope he does well, I find myself rooting for him even though he puts himself through so much adversity. I’ve been a heat fan for awhile and root for all our former players.

    • jimeejohnson - Oct 11, 2013 at 5:27 PM

      You balance out the haters. Thanks.

  8. abxyer - Oct 12, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    LMAO at the idiots that think that was a “punch”!

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