John Wall opens up about relationship with Bradley Beal: ‘We make each other better’
On the latest episode of All The Smoke with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, Washington Wizards point guard John Wall opened up about his relationship with shooting guard Bradley Beal.
The media is always trying to paint this picture that Wall and Beal don’t like each other when it’s actually the total opposite. Both players are eager to play with each other again next season when Wall will return to the Wizards’ starting lineup. The former No. 1 overall pick was set to miss the entire 2019-20 season recovering from his Achilles tear.
Wall told Barnes and Jackson that he and Beal “make each other better.”
“We both want to be stars. We both want to take the game-winning shots … But at the end of the day, they always say, ‘Well, they don’t like each other. They downgrading each other.’ Ain’t no John Wall without Bradley Beal. Ain’t no Bradley Beal without John Wall,” the Wizards point guard said.
“We make each other better. We accommodate each other so well on the court and it works easy for us.”
Wall averaged 20.7 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 8.7 assists in 2018-19 for the Wizards before undergoing heel surgery. He then fell at his house and tore his Achilles tendon.
While Wall has been out since the middle of last season, Beal has turned himself into one of the best guards in the NBA. He was putting up 30.5 points for the Wizards this campaign before Rudy Gobert’s positive COVID-19 test forced the NBA to suspend the season.
The Wizards should be playoff contenders next season with Wall and Beal leading the charge once again.