Bradley Beal reaches Michael Jordan level with wild 25-point streak
For Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal, dropping 37 points is just another day in the office. On Tuesday, the Wizards fell to the Portland Trail Blazers, 132-121, but Beal’s scoring displays have been so impressive that he achieved another milestone.
Beal now has 16 straight games scoring 25 points or more, tying the record by a certain Michael Jordan, as per NBC Sports. Jordan did his high-scoring run in the 1988-1989 season. He eventually led the NBA in scoring that year. It’s worth noting that Beal is the current scoring leader as well with 35 points per outing.
The record for the most number of 25 point games in a season belongs to Wilt Chamberlain, who managed to do it for the entirety of the 1961-62 season.
Beal’s scoring binges are putting him in rather elite company.
The two-time All-Star seems to be the only bright spot in what is shaping up to be a dismal season for the Wizards, who have only won four of their 17 games. Despite Beal’s offensive onslaughts, they are dead last in the entire NBA.
The former Florida standout has expressed dismay with their defense, previously saying they could not even guard a parked car. Their poor record is one of the reasons why Beal is in the middle of trade rumors, although sources say Beal is intent on staying with the Wizards.
Bradley Beal has a golden chance to eclipse Jordan’s record when they go up against the Miami Heat on Wednesday.