Bradley Beal Joins Michael Jordan and James Harden in an Incredible Scoring Record

Published 03/01/2021, 10:30 AM EST
Feb 28, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) tries to dribble around Boston Celtics center Robert Williams III (44) and forward Grant Williams (12) during the third quarter at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports


A glance at the Washington Wizards’ record is enough to make anyone understand how much they are struggling. However, that’s just how it’s been for the franchise. But can anyone digest that they have the leading scorer of the league at their disposal and are still going 13-19 in the Eastern Conference? Believe it or not, but Bradley Beal is etching his name in history by adding more records to his name, although not all of those are good for his resume.

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Bradley Beal is having an incredible season

Beal’s terrific 46-point performance against the Boston Celtics was no good. He was able to bring the Wizards to a five-point lead with 46 seconds left for the buzzer to go off, but Jayson Tatum still got Celtics the win by one point.

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However, Beal’s consistent big nights are helping him add his name next to the legendary Michael Jordan, and the new Brooklyn Nets‘ superstar James Harden.

As per ESPN Stats & Info, “Bradley Beal has his 21st 30-point game of the season. Since the NBA-ABA Merger (1976-77), only Michael Jordan (26) and James Harden (22) have had more 30-point games through their first 30 games of a season.”

Are the Washington Wizards ruining Beal’s legacy?

Although everybody knows the impact Beal can have on the floor, him being linked to the Wizards has hardly gotten him anywhere. Not a single NBA title and constant All-Star snubs have come with it.

In fact, watching Beal struggle to get the Wizards even into playoff contention has made fans wonder why he is still sticking around. But when Russell Westbrook replaced John Wall, there was some hope. But even that has shown no fruition so far.

Instead, according to another stat by ESPN, “Bradley Beal extends his streak to 11 straight losses when scoring 40+ points. It’s the longest streak in NBA history.” This list includes Walt Bellamy and Wilt Chamberlain.

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This team can only soar to new heights if they fix their issues on the defensive end and come up with better tactics. Also, Westbrook needs to take it up a notch so that he can help Beal lift the Wizards out of this mess. Right now, Washington is twelfth in the East and is unlikely to recover at least this season. What do you think?

Read also- Luka Doncic, Zach LaVine, Bradley Beal, and Others Who are Way too Good for Their Teams

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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