Scott Brooks dispels rumours of chemistry issues for the Wizards
Wall recently shared his incredibly candid view on his relationship with Beal when speaking CSN’s Chris Miller.
“I think a lot of times we have a tendency to dislike each other on the court,” Wall said. “You got to be able to put that to the side. Once I argue with somebody I’m cool, I let it pass. I’m back to playing basketball.”
The comments will surprise many but Wall played them down, stating that there will always been tension between two fierce competitors.
“It’s tough because we’re both alphas,” he told Miller. “It’s always tough when you have two guys who firmly believe in themselves, who are better on themselves than anyone else, and who want to be, you know, that guy.”
The pair’s coach Brooks spoke on Friday, making it clear that for him, a chemistry affecting rift between the stars is not a concern at all, as per Candace Buckner of The Washington Post.
“There’s a lot of things I’m worried about going into camp, and every coach in this league is worried about. That is not one of them,” Brooks said. “I haven’t even talked to our assistant coaches about it. Will I meet with each player individually? Yes. Will I meet with the team? Yes. Will I meet with the positions together? Yes. But I don’t see our team having a problem with chemistry.”
Scott Brooks, like Wall believes that some on-court bickering is bound to happen when teammates share a competitive drive.
“Two things I noticed about both of them: They’re very competitive, and they care about their teammates. When you have those two qualities, you will never have problems with me as the coach and you’ll never have problems with your teammates,” Brooks said. “With that being said, they’re like brothers, and you’re going to have arguments. If you don’t have an argument as an NBA team, that’s odd.”