Bradley Beal reacts to All-Star snub
The bitter reality of the NBA All-Star Game is that not all of the talented stars will be able to make it to the festivities. This turns out to be the case for Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal, as he will not be participating in this year’s iteration of the games.
Plenty of Wizards fans are outraged as he’s easily one of the best guards in the East. However, the guard himself isn’t bothered by the fact he was snubbed by votes. Instead, he’s simply zeroing in on getting more wins for the Wizards.
The Athletic’s Fred Katz was in the room when the press asked Beal about his All-Star snub. He seemed relaxed and nonchalant as he talked about his exclusion in the list.
Bradley Beal talks not making All-Star: “At the end of the day, I’m not about to sit up here with a cloud over my head and be like, ‘I should be in.’ All of my peers come up to me after every game and say it.”
Says “zero” of his play the last couple games is bc of missing ASG. pic.twitter.com/25WQOHiR0V
— Fred Katz (@FredKatz) February 2, 2020
He said that everyone who made the All-Star roster deserved their spot. The Wizards star added that a lot of people have been putting up crazy numbers lately.
“One thing I won’t do is disrespecting everybody that made it. Everyone is deserving of it. I’m past it; it is what it is. It doesn’t make me [or] break me, doesn’t define me as a player either.”
While it is courteous of him to applaud the achievements of the people who made the cut, Beal himself has incredible numbers that easily deserves an All-Star nod. In carrying the Wizards, he’s notched averages of 28.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 6.4 assists on 45% shooting, 33% from three-point land, and 85% from the free-throw line.
Some may throw the blame on Washington’s atrocious season, but Beal is looking past those things. All he can do now is focus on the games up ahead and try to get the Wizards into the playoffs by the skin of their teeth.