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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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46 COMMENTS

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31.

gayle    

OMG TMZ stop trying to ruin other peoples lives, I bet you felt stupid after making that call, they probably told you to mind your own business too. Get a life.

1720 days ago
32.

Trott Felipe    

They need to trade this guy to Minnesota to save his career and his life.

1719 days ago
33.

IH8U    

who cares! At least he aint passed out with a dude or a monkey called bubbles!

1719 days ago
34.

IH8U    

could be worse. I would have liked to see him passed out with a monkey named bubbles! NOW THATS FUNNY! This artical sux. At least he likes girls and beer.

1719 days ago
35.

Chris    

for the Heat's side...there is coke and a water bottle amongst the beer bottles. If there are lots of other people there, it is beleivable. But Beasley's bad reputation he has established makes me not believe he was not drinking. This year we find out if he is a HUGE bust!!!

Go Heat!

1719 days ago
36.

t4terrible    

Just because you are where alcohol is doesn't mean you consume it. LEAVE BEASLEY ALONE. Ya'll just don't know the good he does and did. I have a young son that was in rehab with Mr. Beasley. My son is now on the right track because of this mans help. You also have no idea why he was in rehab maybe it wasn't for himself after all maybe it was to help save a young man life. So, just back off him.

1718 days ago
37.

Blane    

No offense, but have you ever been out on the lake on a hot day on a boat? It'll wear you out, the sun drains you and the water bobbing you up and down rocks you to sleep.

1716 days ago
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