After a career year in his ninth NBA season, Bradley Beal continues to rack up accolades and his latest one may just be his biggest basketball accomplishment yet.
For the first time in his nine seasons, Brad has earned a spot on the All-NBA Team, an honor only 14 players in Wizards history have on their resume. Brad is the first Wizards player since John Wall in 2017 to earn the honor and the third since 2000 alongside Wall and Gilbert Arenas.
Following a season that saw him rank second in the NBA in scoring average at a career-high 31.3 points per game, Brad was named to the All-NBA Third Team at guard alongside Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving, Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler, Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul George and Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert. No. 3 also received seven points in second-team votes and 71 points overall, good for fifth-most among all guards.
“I am humbled and honored to be named to the All-NBA Third Team,” Beal said in a statement. “I would not be able to achieve this honor without my coaching staff, teammates and our great fans who gave me unbelievable support during an unprecedented season. I am excited to get back to work this summer and building on what we were able to accomplish.”
All told, Brad’s 2020-21 season saw him earn his first starting spot on the All-Star team, lead his team to a playoff berth, and now placed him firmly among the league’s elite players as All-NBA.