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Daily Digits: Seven years is nothing

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Daily Digits is a new daily feature we’re doing at Bullets Forever this year where we take a look at stats about the Wizards. We’ll dive into the numbers, add some context, and discuss how they affect the product on the court.

Today’s stat is the number of days Bradley Beal has spent on the Washington Wizards, which is...


Bradley Beal wasn’t being completely honest when he said he’s been “dealing with this s— for 7 years — it starts top-down.” He’s only been a Wizard for six years, 4 months, and 23 days.

Normally I wouldn’t think much of Beal rounding up—heck, I’m sure it’s felt like seven years, if not more. Honestly, the only reason I even noticed that he rounded up is because I know my daughter was born just three months before the team drafted him, and she still isn’t 7 yet, so I knew he couldn’t have reached seven years yet.

That said, I can relate with the frustrations that come when you have to deal with something for almost seven years. As much as I love by daughter, there are certain things she does that drive me up a wall because I know she knows better but she keeps doing them anyway. So on that level, I feel like I can really relate to what Beal is going through when he sees the team making the same mistakes over and over again. It has to be tough.

On the other hand, I really can’t relate to what Beal’s saying at all. You think seven years of being frustrated with Washington basketball is hard, Brad? Try 30. I’ve been on this Earth long enough to get a second generation of Wizards fans into first grade and neither of us have seen a 50-win season in our lifetime.