Bradley Beal almost hit a breaking level Tuesday.
That a lot was evident as cameras confirmed Beal sitting on the bench within the closing minutes of the Wizards’ 107-88 highway loss to the Rockets — a sport during which he performed a team-high 35 minutes, scored a game-high 33 factors and introduced in 5 rebounds and 4 assists. (He and teammate Russell Westbrook did mix for 11 turnovers, nonetheless).
Beal’s frustration is comprehensible. Per ESPN Stats & Data, the two-time All-Star on Tuesday grew to become solely the sixth participant in NBA historical past to attain 25 factors or extra of their first 12 video games of the season. Regardless of his averaging 34.1 factors (on 45 % taking pictures), 5.Four rebounds and 4.eight rebounds per sport, Washington has struggled to a 3-10 document. That has been stamped dropping streaks of 5, three and, now, two video games.
Naturally, Twitter was fast to latch onto the viral second. In a show of astounding empathy, nonetheless, nearly all of reactions weren’t destructive (although some have been a bit snarky).
Here is a sampling of one of the best Twitter reactions following Beal’s second of dejection:
Bradley Beal is so gifted. Looks like a waste of a profession. Doesn’t he need to play in some video games that, I don’t know, truly matter. #bealieve
— Colin Cowherd (@ColinCowherd) January 27, 2021
Free Bradley Beal Expeditiously!!!
— Marcelas (@MarcelasHoward) January 27, 2021
Bradley Beal deserves higher than Washington, man.
Dude goes means of it.
— Gene Henley (@genehenley3) January 27, 2021