Bradley Beal breaks Wizards franchise record held by Gilbert Arenas, Bernard King
We have further proof of how Bradley Beal is currently in the midst of a historic season with the Washington Wizards. This time around, it comes in the form of the newly-minted three-time All-Star shattering a Wizards franchise scoring record previously held by two all-time greats in Gilbert Arenas and Bernard King.
According to NBA History on Twitter, Beal now holds the Wizards record for being the fastest player to reach 1,000 points in a single season:
In his 31st game of the season, Bradley Beal became the fastest player to 1,000 points in a season in @WashWizards franchise history.
The former record of 33 games was held by Gilbert Arenas (2006-07) and Bernard King (1990-91). pic.twitter.com/UQXJWmMLxD
— NBA History (@NBAHistory) March 3, 2021
Beal added another feather in his cap on Tuesday night in Washington’s matchup against the Memphis Grizzlies. Beal finished with 23 points in what turned out to be a memorable evening for the 27-year-old.
Unfortunately, Beal’s scoring milestone came in a losing effort, with the Wizards logging their second consecutive defeat at the hands of Ja Morant and the Grizzlies, 125-111. Prior to these two losses, Washington had won seven of their past eight games, including an upset win against the defending champs, the Los Angeles Lakers. Wizards faithful are hoping that this does not end up as another extended skid for their team.
As for Beal’s historic evening, he has displaced a couple of Wizards legends in the franchise scoring books. Both Arenas and King were prolific scorers throughout their careers, and they both certainly made their mark during their respective stints in D.C. Right now, though, they will need to settle for the second spot in terms of fastest to a thousand points, as they concede to another future Wizards legend in Beal.