‘Ya Mans Admittedly Checked My Numbers’: Bradley Beal Indirectly Takes a Dig at Steph Curry

Published 05/11/2021, 6:00 AM EDT
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 20 Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) during action against the Detroit Pistons at Capital One Arena. (Photo by Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post via Getty Images)


This year’s NBA scoring title is going down the wire. Pundits and fans alike are applauding Stephen Curry and Bradley Beal for their offensive exploits this season. Curry has been one of the most exciting players, carrying the Golden State Warriors on his back. Seeing him break records has become customary.

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Notably, the sharpshooter scored 49 points in 29 minutes in his game against Oklahoma while also taking his three-point tally to 327. That is staggering.

In the meantime, Kent Bazemore took a sly dig at Curry’s major rival for the scoring title, Bradley Beal.

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Taking the game to Stephen Curry

Beal replied to this in the best way possible, by going on a Twitter rant.

 

Later, Bazemore played down his comments by describing it as a joke and that there is nothing malicious about it.

“It was 11:30 in the morning, 12 o’clock, I was off my Bulletproof Coffee feeling good, enjoying seeing you guys’ faces, and that’s kind of what it was,” Bazemore explained. “I don’t know, man. I don’t think I would have reacted that way. But to each their own; he’s a great player, played against him for a long time, he’s been getting better every year, so [I wish him] a speedy recovery. I hope that helps.” 

Bradley Beal has had a strong influence over the years

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On June 28, 2012, Washington Wizards drafted Beal while slowly becoming their key player. But because of his niggling injuries, he has only played 82 games in a season just twice in his entire career. A massively underrated mid-range shooter, Beal is averaging a career-high 31.4 points this season with an effective field goal percentage of 53.5.

Although the Wizards are ranked 10th in the Eastern Conference, they are hopeful of reaching the playoffs.

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

Along with Russell Westbrook, Beal has found a perfect player to push Washington’s quest for a championship. Curry is leading the scoring race with 31.9 points per game as Beal continues to haunt him down. Meanwhile, Russell Westbrook has broken the long-standing record of Oscar Robertson by claiming his 182nd triple-double in his career. The NBA regular season is reaching its anticlimax. Do you think Bradley Beal can acclaim his first-ever scoring title?

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Jacob Gijy

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Jacob Gijy is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the centre the respect he deserves.

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