Wizards star Bradley Beal reacts to shattering Michael Jordan scoring record
So far this season, Bradley Beal has been nothing short of fantastic for the Washington Wizards. The league’s leading scorer has been on a tear in his ninth year in DC, putting aside all the off-court controversies and let his basketball do the talking.
On Wednesday, Beal had another masterful evening when the Wizards visited the reigning Eastern Conference Champions, the Miami Heat.
The two-time All-Star notched another huge scoring night and just surpassed Michael Jordan for the most consecutive 25-point games to begin an NBA season (since the NBA/ABA merger). Beal led the way for the Wizards with 32 points–which is also his 12th 30-plus point game this 2020-21.
“It’s pretty cool. It’s a remarkable achievement,” Bradley Beal said on beating MJ’s record (via Fred Katz of The Athletic). “It’s not something you always shoot for, but it’s amazing to just hear those stats that we come up with in our game. To pass him, it’s always a great feeling. It’s always something you always kinda put in your accolades, but at the same time, it felt even better getting a win.”
It’s not every day you get to surpass one of the best to ever do it in Michael Jordan. However, Beal has been nothing but MJ-esque for his team as the Wizards continue to ride his greatness in search of more W’s.
The 27-year-old has put his team on his broad shoulders this season with a league-leading 35-point per game average. From the looks of it, there haven’t been any signs that he’ll slow down any time soon with the Wizards.