Washington Wizards’ superstar, Bradley Beal is finally getting the respect he deserves from the league. This season, Beal is amongst the five players from the Eastern Conference who will be starting in the NBA All-Star game.
Despite earning individual accolades, Beal’s team is struggling to find the much-needed success. When the organization traded for Russell Westbrook in the offseason, fans expected the team to compete on the biggest stage.
But so far that has not been the case for the Wizards. They are currently 13th in the conference with a record of 9-17 this season. The only bright side for them is the phenomenal performances from their superstar, Bradley Beal.
Bradley Beal explains his side of the story for leading the NBA in scoring
Beal is currently averaging a league-high 32.8 points per game this season. He sat for an interview with “The Inside the NBA” crew and answered a few questions for them. Former NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal asked for Beal’s thoughts on leading the league in scoring. To which Beal replied:
“Honestly Shaq I didn’t come into the year saying you know I wanna lead the league in scoring. I think the game is just honestly slowing down for me and I’m just taking advantage of it. And I found niches in the game that benefit me and that I’m able to score easily. And I’am just going to continue taking advantages of those opportunities.”
Beal has improved his game a lot over the last few seasons. As a result, the game might be slowing down for the Wizards star. However, his efforts will go in vain if the team does not compete for an NBA title.
After all, that is the end goal for every team in the league. Furthermore, the Wizards have the talent to fulfill this dream, only if they can improve their game over the second half of the season.