Michael Beasley, an unsigned NBA free agent, got suspended for violating the anti-drug policy of the association.
The NBA star was previously waived by the Los Angeles Clippers after being acquired by the Lakers. Since then, Beasley has gone unsigned.
He will not be allowed to play for 5 games once he signed a contract with a new NBA team.
Five-game suspensions are usually given to those who constantly fail to comply with the NBA’s policy on drug or marijuana.
While he was still a player of the Phoenix Suns in 2013, Beasley was already arrested for the possession of marijuana.
In 2011, he was also fined for possessing the drug, while playing for the Minnesota Timberwolves. However, he denied it and said that it belonged to his friend.
This is his first drug-related incident since 2013.
“People meet me. First thing they say: ‘You’re totally different than I thought you are,” Beasly said in 2017 with regards to not getting the respect he deserved inside the court.
“A large part of my career is due to perception, what people think what I am or should be. My past is my past. They keep harping on it. Everyone wants me to grow up and learn from my past, learn from my mistakes. But you guys should do the same thing. I’m years removed from any marijuana incident or incident period. But it’s all anybody speaks about. I’ve grown up. Now it’s time for you to grow up,” the power forward added.
Beasley earned an average of 7.0 points and 2.3 rebounds in each game with the Lakers last season while his 10.7 minutes per game were the shortest of his playing career.