Prior to winning the championship, the Golden State Warriors were looking to fortify their roster with All-Star guard Bradley Beal. The trade would have brought yet another All-Star to the trio of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.

The trade obviously did not happen, and it wasn’t Golden State’s fault. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst said on the Dan Patrick Show that the Warriors were looking into a trade for Beal. The Washington Wizards star didn’t want to go.

“Before last season — now, granted, they didn’t know if they had a championship team [and] they know now they do — they kicked the tires on Bradley Beal…Beal didn’t want to go. There was this period where [Russell] Westbrook tnought Beal might ask for a trade and Beal didn’t and then Westbrook did.”

Bradley Beal’s steadfast loyalty to Washington has nixed tons of trade possibilities. After riding it out with the Wizards this past season, he signed a five-year, $251 million contract extension and will try to get them back to the playoffs next season.

The Warriors trading for Beal would have been a very interesting development. There’s no telling how different the Warriors would have looked after potentially trading some of their young players for Beal.

Bradley Beal is taking a page out of Damian Lillard’s book by not running from the grind and instead trying to win with whoever the Wizards give him. It hasn’t gone very well so far. The Warriors certainly aren’t holding a grudge against Beal’s loyalty to his team.