Sep 30, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat forward Michael Beasley (8) during media day at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Michael Beasley says he is to blame if Miami Heat don’t win


There’s no doubt that former number two overall pick Michael Beasley is a bit of a unique individual.

A bust, at least in terms of his accomplishments relative to his draft position, Beasley has worn out his welcome in a handful of stops so it was a bit shocking to see the former Kansas State product reemerge in his former stomping grounds.

The Miami Heat, who drafted Beasley in 2008 decided to give him another chance after the Phoenix Suns all but paid him to leave town.

Now, after a preseason game is in the books, Beasley wants everybody to know that if the Heat don’t win this season, it’s his fault:

“If I come here and we don’t win, I’m the one to blame. There’s pressure and then it’s not. It’s not pressure because I’m playing with some of the greatest the game has to offer. I’m really not that worried about that now. It’s good and it’s bad. Like I said, I’m working hard and taking it day by day.”

Maybe I’m an out of the box thinker here, but if the Heat somehow struggle (which seems nearly impossible), Beasley likely won’t be the first choice of criticism. That LeBron James guy and Dwyane Wade might be a bit more of a target.

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