Bradley Beal had an interesting explanation for the Wizards’ recent struggles shooting from deep.
The Washington Wizards are 6-16 and suffered a 22-point blowout against the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday. The only real bright spot for fans is the nightly show put on by Bradley Beal.
Beal is the leader of this team and he was asked why him and his teammates are struggling so much from 3-point range as of late. All the star guard could do was cite physics for what was a difficult question to answer without a wise remark.
Beal blames gravity for shooting struggles
There is not much else Beal could say. He is not going to say “because we stink” or anything that would throw his teammates under the bus. Opting for a funny tongue-in-cheek answer was a great way to handle this during what has been a nightmare season for Washington.
Beal has been struggling from 3-point land lately, shooting just 6-of-27 over the past four games. The entire Wizards offense is going to be thrown off if he is not playing at an elite level every single night. He has scored at least 27 points in all six of the team’s wins this season.
The Wizards as a whole are shooting 34.3 percent from 3-point range, which is good for the fourth-lowest mark in the NBA. That is not exactly a recipe for success in today’s game.
Some fans may be annoyed by Beal citing gravity as the problem. However, he is the last person on the Wizards to be upset about. Without him, this would be a glorified G-League team featuring Russell Westbrook.
Beal is being held out of Friday night’s game against the New York Knicks in order to get some rest. Wizards fans are hoping gravity works in their favor without the star on the floor.