Bradley Beal admits he’d take parked car over Wizards’ defense right now
Bradley Beal had some harsh, parking lot-related criticism for his team following the Washington Wizards’ 116-107 loss to the Boston Celtics on Friday. It was Washington’s seventh loss of the new season, which rightfully prompted a ruthless assessment from the Wizards superstar.
Washington’s defense has been so bad of late that Beal had to resort to an automotive hyperbole to make a point:
“It’s our defense. I don’t know why it’s our defense. At this point, we can’t guard a parked car,” he said, via Chase Hughes of NBC Washington.
Beal isn’t wrong here. The Wizards’ defense has been pretty atrocious of late.
For his part, Beal had another tremendous showing for Washington, finishing with a game-high 41 points on 16-of-29 shooting, to go along with four triples, three rebounds, three assists, and a block in 38 minutes of action. Nevertheless, his heroics were not enough to lift the Wizards to a much-needed victory against a favored Celtics team.
Beal then went on to state the obvious — that Washington needs to see a drastic improvement at the soonest possible time:
“We’ve gotta compete better than what we are,” Beal said.
The Wizards’ next chance for redemption is on Saturday when they take on the Miami Heat in the second night of a back-to-back set. Unfortunately for Beal and Co., things are only going to get tougher from here on out as they take on the defending Eastern Conference champs.
As for Beal, we fully expect him to carry on with his recent hot streak. The two-time All-Star is in the midst of another eye-popping campaign for the hapless Wizards. But it remains to be seen if Beal’s success can translate into wins.