Jayson Tatum and Bradley Beal figure into this story: Just recently, the basketball world was taken by surprise after two of the top prospects of the upcoming NBA Draft opted to forgo their one year in college, and instead, sign with the NBA G-League. According to reports, Isaiah Todd and Jalen Green — two high school standouts that are fully expected to be lottery picks — penned separate contracts with G-League teams, which will earn them around $500,000 for the season.

For his part, Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum claims that had he been given the option, he would have still chosen to play for Duke, instead of taking more profitable G-League route. Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards was having none of it, and he made sure to make his buddy know that he wasn't buying it. The hilarious exchange went down on Beal's Instagram Live video.

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Coming out as a top prospect in the nation from Chaminade College Prep High School, Tatum committed himself to the Duke Blue Devils in 2016. He had one successful season with the team before entering himself to the 2017 draft.

It was pretty much the same story for Bradley Beal, who himself played a single year of college ball with Florida before being selected third overall by the Wizards in 2012. Like Tatum, he too was a product of Chaminade College Prep High School.

Based on his statement above, Bradley Beal would have probably taken the money to play in the G-League had he been offered to do the same nearly a decade ago. It just makes sense as the right decision to make from an economic standpoint, as it would give anybody the opportunity to help out his family financially even before stepping into the NBA. This situation has to be viewed rationally and accepted for what it is in a larger context.

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