Bradley Beal might sound amused after the Wizards’ 16th loss of the season, but you can bet your house that inside, he’s screaming.
The Washington Wizards have had a terrible start to their 2020-2021 campaign. Bradley Beal is the guard who has been frustrated and has been vocal about it. Despite shutting down the rumours about wanting to get traded, Beal has not been shy on talking about Wizards’ struggles.
On Wednesday night, Washington Wizards recorded their 16th loss of the season, as they got blown out by the Toronto Raptors 137-115. Wizards have had a poor shooting display in the past 4 games, shooting below 30% from beyond the arc.
Russell Westbrook had a decent 23 points, 7 assists and 6 rebounds game, but came out inefficient. Bradley Beal, who has been having a great individual season, struggled to shoot well. He did score 24 points, though he only shot 8-20 from the field. When asked about the teams shooting, Beal hilariously said:
“Gravity. Gravity just isn’t on our side … Something’s in the air. Maybe if I play on the damn Moon, shots are gonna go in.”
Bradley Beal on why the Wizards have shot under 30% from 3 a few games in a row: “Gravity. Gravity just isn’t on our side. … Something’s in the air. Maybe if I play on the damn moon, shots are gonna go in.”
— Fred Katz (@FredKatz) February 11, 2021
‘We gotta be able to guard and make shots’: Beal opens up about Washington’s struggles
All of Bradley Beal’s frustrations are understandable. He has been having the best season of his career, while his team has one of the worst records in the league right now. Since the start of the season, Beal hasn’t been shy of talking about all his exasperations.
After giving the quirky response to the question, Beal opened up and stated how the team needed to guard better. He said:
“We gotta be able to guard and make shots.”
“Shots go in, shots don’t go in. That can’t be our reason for guys not defending.”
It’s high time that the Wizards step up their game. Russell Westbrook hasn’t exactly lived up to the desired impact everyone thought he’d have. On the contrary, the Wizards have played better and won more games with Westbrook out of their roster.
Beal has been averaging 32.8 points (league leader), 5 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game. The Wizards are on track to become the worst team in the league. Despite having two All-Star, one being a former MVP, they currently are 14th in the Eastern Conference.