John Wall Calls Out Washington Wizards, Regrets Not Getting Another Shot with Bradley Beal

Published 02/16/2021, 12:31 AM EST
WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 20: Washington Wizards guards John Wall (2) and Bradley Beal (3) sit on the bench during player introductions prior to action against the LA Clippers at Capital One Arena. (Photo by Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post via Getty Images)


John Wall and Bradley Beal spent eight seasons together with the Washington Wizards. However, after not being able to bring any championship success to the team, the franchise decided to break up the duo this offseason.

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Former number one overall pick John Wall was traded to acquire Russell Westbrook. The primary reason for this trade was Wall’s lingering injury troubles over the last two seasons. The organization has now placed its trust in the Westbrook-Beal duo.

But did it make a mistake in giving away John Wall? The organization is still struggling to find success as it holds the 14th seed in the East.

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John Wall talks about being traded by the Washington Wizards

TORONTO, ONTARIO – APRIL, 21: Washington Wizards guards John Wall (2) and Bradley Beal (3) leaves the court after their win over the Toronto Raptors in game two on April 21, 2015 in Toronto, Ontario. (Photo by Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post via Getty Images)

John Wall recently sat for an interview with “The Athletic,” where he revealed his one unfulfilled wish. He stated:

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The number one goal is, you didn’t give me the opportunity for me and Brad [Beal] to run it back, like y’all said we (would). That was (my) and our ultimate goal. It was, ‘OK, we’re gonna give it one more shot.’ If it’s just one year or two years, we were gonna give it one more shot just to see.

“… And it’s just crazy we never got to do that. I don’t think they wanted to do that. I think they moved forward and did whatever they wanted, which is cool. But that was the most frustrating thing than anything. Like, to have an opportunity to run it back with my brother and playing with the guy, the level he’s on now.”

Over the last few seasons, Bradley Beal has exploded into stardom. He has been putting up monstrous numbers on a nightly basis, but the Wizards as a unit have failed to support their superstar. Even their newest acquisition, Russell Westbrook, took some time to settle in.

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Their struggles have left the fans wondering if the team shouldn’t have broken up the Wall-Beal duo. What are your thoughts on the same? Let us know your views in the comments section below.

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Aikansh Chaudhary

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Aikansh Chaudhary is an NBA columnist for Essentially Sports. Previously, he helped rank various websites using the latest SEO techniques, and wrote over 2000 articles during his stint as a freelance writer. A die hard Lakers fan, Aikansh will forever uphold LeBron James as the GOAT.

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