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Report: Michael Beasley suspended five games for violating drug policy

Los Angeles Lakers v Indiana Pacers

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 5: Michael Beasley #11 of the Los Angeles Lakers warms up before the game against the Indiana Pacers on February 5, 2019 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Jeff Haynes/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Michael Beasley struggled with the Lakers last season. The last straw was seemingly an argument with then-Lakers coach Luke Walton. Beasley got traded to the Clippers (inexplicably with Ivica Zubac) and waived and signed in China. He remains unsigned. That might have been it for the 30-year-old in the NBA.

If that weren’t enough…

Shams Charania of The Athletic:

This appears consistent with a third marijuana violation. Beasley was also arrested for marijuana possession in 2011 and 2013.

Suspended from a job you don’t even have. Man.