However, despite the above video evidence from last night’s Detroit/Miami exhibition game, Heat F Beasley steadfastly denies a bruise above his right eye was self-inflicted, telling True Hoop’s Michael Wallace, “I’m coming into a delicate situation…I don’t want to be the reason the ship fails.”

“I watched the video and it does look like I knocked the mess out of myself,” Beasley said before Friday’s preseason game against the Charlotte Bobcats at the Sprint Center. “I had everybody in the world calling me and asking, ‘Why you so crazy?'”