Bradley Beal breaks Michael Jordan record as insane streak continues
As his impressive scoring streak continued on Wednesday, Washington Wizards Bradley Beal eclipsed no other than NBA legend Michael Jordan for the most consecutive games with at least 25 points to begin a season.
In their win 103-100 win over the Miami Heat, Beal dropped 32 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Per ESPN Statistics and Information, Beal’s 25+ point streak has now stretched to 17 games, breaking Jordan’s record of 16 games which he achieved in the 1988-1989 season. His Airness went on the lead the NBA in scoring that season for the third time in his career. He went on to claim a record total of 10 scoring titles.
As for Beal, he’s averaging close to 35.0 points per game, which leads the NBA this season.
Bradley Beal has at least 25 points in all 17 games this season, passing Michael Jordan for the longest streak by a player to begin a season in the last 50 years and the 5th-longest streak in NBA history. h/t @EliasSports pic.twitter.com/9v0cc5HlUp
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) February 4, 2021
More than breaking MJ’s record, Beal was relieved that the Wizards picked up the victory, only their fifth of the season against 13 defeats. After all, the 27-year-old Beal has expressed his dismay after their losses started piling up. He continues to become the central subject of various trade rumors. The two-time All-Star, however, has reportedly dismissed such whispers, pointing out he still believes he can win with the Wizards.
The late Wilt Chamberlain holds the record for the longest 25-point streak in NBA history, doing it for 80 games in the entirety of the 1961-62 season.
It will be very difficult for Bradley Beal to duplicate the crazy feat. But as he has noted time and again, individual records don’t matter to him that much. It’s the lowly win-loss record of the Wizards that he should be thinking about right now.