10.15.09

If The Personal Issues Don’t Get GorrilaBeas, The Internet Trolls Surely Will

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Prior to scoring 24 points against Oklahoma City last night, Miami 2nd year G Michael Beasley — fresh off a Twitter-inspired trip to rehab — participated in a Dwayne Wade Ustream webcast that quickly took an awkward turn.  From the Sun-Sentinel’s Ira Winderman :

Following up on a session initially put together by Heat guard Dwyane Wade, Beasley found himself responding Tuesday night to a posted comment relating to his substance-abuse issues this summer.

As he read the comment on the live video feed, teammates Daequan Cook and Mario Chalmers, who were in his room participating in the live Internet stream at the time, grew quiet.

In response to a snarky comment of knowing how to hide his stash, Beasley playfully responded about how true that was. Comments from those viewing the stream followed ripping the initial commenter about trying to lure Beasley into such a response.

Before Wednesday’s game, when asked if he would have been better off simply avoiding a reply, the second-year forward acknowledged with a smile, “you’re right.”

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