Bradley Beal is having fun this season, and a big reason why is that all the pressure to score the basketball for the Washington Wizards is no longer on his shoulders. Monday's win over the Minnesota Timberwolves was a great example of this.
The Thanksgiving holiday this Thursday begins what is known in the Beal household and many others as The Season of Giving, and with that in mind, Brad and his boys spent their Saturday making sure those less fortunate in D.C. had a happy holiday ahead.
Over the course of a recent four-game win streak, the Washington Wizards became known for their stingy defense, which rose into the Top 10 in the league for fewest points allowed per game. So when the Wizards allowed 38 points in the second quarter on Friday to fall behind by double digits at halftime to a Miami Heat team without three of its best players, Coach Wes Unseld Jr. let his players have it in the locker room.
This season, the Washington Wizards have added a new piece of hardware to their postgame victory celebrations, awarding a title belt to the team’s defensive player of the game for that evening. On Wednesday, after the Wizards snapped a three-game losing skid with a hard-fought 121-111 win on the road in Philly, Bradley Beal got to wear the belt.
For 47 minutes and change, Friday was a frustrating night for Bradley Beal. But with one shot, Brad turned it all around, sinking a runner with seven seconds left to push the Wizards to a win over the Bulls.
In his first NBA regular season game action in nearly nine months, Bradley Beal scored 23 points and led the Washington Wizards to a season-opening road win over the Indiana Pacers.
Bradley Beal got his second game action of the preseason in Washington's final warmup for the regular season on Friday night at Madison Square Garden and if that 30-minute sample was any indication, Brad is ready to go for the real thing.
There was cause for celebration at Capital One Arena after the Washington Wizards open practice on Tuesday, the day proclaimed by the D.C. City Council to be "Bradley Beal Day" in D.C.
As part of a wide-ranging near hour-long interview with JJ Redick and Tommy Alter for Redick's popular NBA podcast "The Old Man and The Three," Bradley Beal revealed what went into his decision-making process, how often he has thought about leaving the Wizards, and why he ultimately chose to stay.
Break out your No. 3 Wizards Jersey and your freshest Jordans on October 11th, because the District is set to celebrate Bradley Beal Day.