Its been an eventful off-season for the Miami Heat. But not in a good way. Instead of signing a free agent (or thirty free agents) to bring Dwyane Wade some much needed help, we saw talented but troubled Michael Beasley battling his personal demons on Twitter. Beasley posted pictures of himself on the site, showing off his spiffy new tattoo. Unfortunately, the pics also showed what some have speculated to be bags of weed in the background. Beasleys adventures in Twitteronia also featured a couple of tweets stating his depression and frustration with life. Dark stuff, to be sure. Fortunately, B-Easy checked himself into rehab and now seems poised for a fresh start, getting back to doing what he does best, namely kicking the proverbial ass and taking the proverbial names. Nothing like basketball season to wash away the off-season blues. The Heat take on the Memphis Grizzlies this Wednesday in a pre-season matchup at the American Airlines Arena (601 Biscayne Blvd). Tipoff is at 7:30. Tickets start at $10. Visit nba.com/heat for more info.
Wed., Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m., 2009