‘Feel like I’m getting nitpicked for choosing to stay in D.C’: Bradley Beal talks about staying in Washington as the Wizards’ star.
Since Bradley Beal was a lanky 19-year old in the league, he has been nothing but loyal to the Washington Wizards. He has had his fair share of ups and rock bottom downs. Over the past few weeks ‘Free Beal’ has been trending and fans want Beal to channelise his talents someplace else.
Amid all the trade talk surrounding him lately, Beal continues to show absolutely no interest in parting ways with the Washington organization. It’s a mutual feeling as the Wizards, too, show no interest in trading their All-Star.
Bradley Beal has so far expressed he wants to remain with the Wizards and has not indicated he prefers a trade, per sources.
Beal, however, feels frustrated for the portrayal of his situation in D.C.
— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) February 2, 2021
Many fans talk about his body language and interpret it in various ways, because of which the shooting guard ‘feels he’s getting nitpicked for choosing to stay in D.C’.
‘It’s tough’: Bradley Beal when asked about his frustrations with the team’s performance
Bradley Beal has given his everything to a team that hasn’t been rewarding him much. The Wizards haven’t made it to the playoffs since the first-round disappointment in 2018.
This offseason, the Wizards swapped John Wall and Russell Westbrook. Breaking the camaraderie between Beal and Wall, just to get off to a brutal 4-12 slow start. Westbrook hasn’t made that much of an impact as he was anticipated to, though he had a sensational performance to help the Wizards defeat the Nets in their last match.
Bradley Beal continues to do what he’s been doing the best. He’s averaging 34.9 points per game, the best in the league, and made history being the first NBA player to lose 10 games in a row while scoring 40 or more points. When asked about his frustrations with the team’s performance, Beal responded:
“Is the sky blue? It’s tough. I’m not gonna sit here and be naive. It’s tough,. We wanna win. I wanna win. This is why I stayed. I wanna win [here]. I figure this is the place I can get it done. So, it’s tough.”