VIDEO: Wizards star Bradley Beal hilariously uses coach as prop to complain at referee
There are many ways for a player to get his message across to the referees during an NBA game. Some talk politely, some argue animatedly, some gesticulate wildly, while some just do the universal get-out-of-here signal. But for Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal, there are more creative ways to do so.
Late in the third quarter of the Wizards’ game against the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night, Beal was arguing with a referee over a foul call. To prove his point, he hilariously used unsuspecting Wizards coach Wes Unseld Jr. as a prop (via Hoop District).
Bradley Beal using Wes Unseld Jr. as a prop to plead his case pic.twitter.com/NfqoFux34W
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The Wizards were only up by four points at that juncture, so it’s understandable that Beal just wanted to protect their lead.
Good thing for them, the questionable call didn’t affect their play that much. The Celtics staged a rally in the fourth quarter to make things interesting. But the Wizards, led by Montrezl Harrell and Spencer Dinwiddie countered with clutch baskets in the closing minutes to salvage the win, 116-107, and improve to 3-1.
Beal struggled all game, shooting just 7-of-25 from the field. He didn’t get a lot of calls as well, shooting just three free throws. So that could also be the cause of his frustration with the referee.
But one of his baskets came at a crucial time to help their cause. So, um, props to him. Get it?