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Rehabbed NBA Star -- Sleeps Off Temptation

10/24/2009 10:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

It looked like rehabbed Miami Heat forward Michael Beasley had drifted back into the danger zone, passing out in front of a table filled with open bottles of beer. But team officials claim there's more to these pictures than meets the eye.


The photos were taken Oct. 10, after the NBA star and a female companion boarded a boat in Miami Beach during the Columbus Day Regatta. We called team officials for an explanation -- due to the fact that Beasley just emerged from a stint in substance-abuse rehab last month -- and boy did they give us one:

TMZ spoke with Miami Heat exec Tim Donovan, who told us it was all part of a "fishing trip arranged by the team ... Michael was not drinking at all ... except for water and purple Gatorade."

Donovan also claims Michael's counselor was with him on the trip and the woman sleeping next to him is just a friend.

So why was Beasley passed out?? Donovan says Beasley was simply tired from practice earlier that day and needed some shut eye.

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Simone    

First!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1743 days ago
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Simone    

GET A LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1743 days ago
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Simone    

Let the man drinks peacefuly, TMZ!!!!!!!!!!!! Hahahahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahahahahahha.

1743 days ago
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Jenny    

For some reason I don't think he was drinking and he was just tired.

And for some reason, I actually care enough to leave a comment when I don't even know who this is. On a Friday night.

Goodbye.

1743 days ago
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Deb    

Jenny, I don't know who he is either. Your comment made me laugh.

1743 days ago
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Charles    

Shame on TMZ for thinking the worst!! Give dude a break, you've never slept during a fishing trip??

1743 days ago
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greg6363    

The woman is fully clothed. They're just sleeping it off. Nothing happened. Move along.

1743 days ago
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janalal4    

8. Shame on TMZ for thinking the worst!! Give dude a break, you've never slept during a fishing trip??

Posted at 7:10AM on Oct 24th 2009 by Charles



Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2009/10/23/rehabbed-nba-star-michael-beasley-miami-heat-boat-photos/#comments#ixzz0Ur3xMfLc

And......if you believe in fairy dust & leprechauns....

1743 days ago
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jim goosh    

In any case, this photo shows how ghetto the NBA is. It's a trashy photo no matter how you spin it. I would never sleep amidst party debris. That's just wrong no matter how the ghetto new money trash of the NBA wants to spin it

1743 days ago
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OOWEEE    

SPEAKING OF DRUNKS....DID YOU KNOW THAT A 7 TIME DWI CONVICT WAS RELEASED UNDER NO RESTRICTIONS.......Support the "releasor" to be "disbarred".....CONTACT Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission and suggest the disbarment of "releasor" St. Clair County Illinois States Attorney Robert Haida........."The appearance of impropriety here leads to DWI Tragedy"..Aristole

1743 days ago
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Jill    

WHO took the picture? A teammate, a friend? Lesson learned here is to always behave or you may end up on the TMZ website.

1743 days ago
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doc murry    

if it is a team sponsered fishing trip i would say they made a poor choice to let him come along if alcohol is being consumed if he just got out of rehab..thats like inviteing michael jackson to a mickey mouse club outing with a bunch of little kids,,,,,,,

1743 days ago
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james    

His parents said he was up in the attic hiding when all the drinking was going on.

1743 days ago
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lizouttavegas    

well,I have no idea who he is, but if he just got out of rehab that someone else probably paid for? they got took! no one takes a "nap" in the position! please, how stupid are you people? & the girl should be totally mad, cause she looks awful, and FAT!!

1743 days ago
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WillOTheWisp    



Oh Pleeezzz! You can tell it was a group of people! Look at all the cups! Leave the guy alone! He was probably just plain tired! Man, a guy can't even fart without y'all getting in touch with his team officials to see why! Dang!
I can see y'all trying to stir the stew, and get something started! STOP IT!

1743 days ago
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