Wizards’ Bradley Beal poses with Florida Gators mascot to decry All-Star snub
While attending the Florida Gators’ (his alma mater) most recent game against the Vanderbilt Commodores, the 26-year-old guard posted a picture of himself. In one of the pictures, the Gators mascot is holding a sign that says, “Bradley Beal should be a All-Star #Snubbed.”
— Kamiah Adams (@KamiahAdams) February 16, 2020
It’s no secret that the Wizards guard felt as if he was snubbed out of his third consecutive All-Star appearance. Beal is averaging 29.1 points and 6.2 assists per game this season. He ranks fifth in the league in scoring, but despite his bloated scoring average, he wasn’t voted into the 2020 All-Star Game.
Beal slammed the voting process when selections were announced, calling the process “political,” via Candace Buckner of The Washington Post.
“It’s so political. NBA picks who they want and that’s just how it’s going to be. We have no TV games. All-stars, they always talk about on winning teams but you pick and choose who you want on the losing team. It’s like, pick a side. It’s frustrating. I don’t know one guy to average 30 points a game and don’t make an all-star team. That’s THE best players in the NBA. If I’m wrong, that’s what I thought it was.”
Most people seem to blame it on the fact that Beal plays on a lackluster team. The Wizards are 20-33 at the All-Star break.
Needless to say, Beal definitely will have a chip on his shoulder moving forward as he attempts to lift Washington into the playoffs.