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Wizards SG Bradley Beal says he thought no one would catch his travel

Bradley Beal

Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal recently broke Twitter, the NBA rules, and the NBA officials’ Twitter account, although not necessarily in that order.

After an egregious non-call on what certainly appeared to be a travel during Monday’s loss to the Detroit Pistons, Beal saw an uproar from social media, confounded as to how he was not whistled for a turnover. After a bizarre defense of the call from the NBA Refs’ Twitter page, Beal owned up to his faux pas:

“The internet is undefeated,” quipped Beal later on in the video, which certainly seems to be the case, especially in situations such as this.

Beal led his team in scoring that night with 32 points, a category he has gotten used to leading his team in as of late; in fact, Beal has been D.C.’s leading scorer in eight of their last nine games entering the All-Star break. With the news that fellow All-Star guard John Wall was done for the year due to a heel injury compounded by the news that he recently tore his Achilles tendon, Beal has become the man for the Wizards’ franchise as they attempt to find their way into the postseason. Currently, Washington sits three games behind Detroit for the eighth seed.

Beal has taken his play to the next level in Wall’s absence, entering his second All-Star Game averaging a career-best 25.1 points per game. Across the board, he is on pace to set new career highs in multiple categories, including —  you guessed — turnovers, which he avoided adding another to his total by a bit of fortuitous luck.