On Jan. 24, the Phoenix Suns came through with an expertly timed nationally televised win over the Los Angeles Clippers. The team played sound all-around basketball and moved to 2-0 under interim head coach Lindsey Hunter. Even though the team roared out to a 7-8 start to the 2012-13 campaign, this win was probably a season-long highlight. Especially considering the storm and stress surrounding the team in the days leading up to it.
Michael Beasley shot 4 for 12 in that win, scoring just eight points despite the opportunity to launch double-figure shots. He then celebrated the win, according to Scottsdale, Ariz., police and ArizonaSports.com, by driving in a Mercedes without a valid driver’s license, going 71 miles per hour in a zone that only allowed for a speed limit of 45. The Mercedes did not have a license plate, or a temporary tag. Also, there was a gun in the car.
Beasley was not impaired. Not by drugs or alcohol, at least. From ArizonaSports.com:
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According to a report obtained through a FOIA request, it has been learned that Suns forward Michael Beasley, on January 25, was pulled over by Scottsdale Police due to speeding down Scottsdale Road at about 1:10 a.m.
He was cited for driving with a suspended license, driving with excessive speed, driving with expired registration and failure to display a license plate on the rear of the vehicle. Driving with a suspended license and excessive speeding are criminal traffic violations, whereas driving with expired registration and failure to display a license plate are civil traffic violations.