Bradley Beal was selected to Team LeBron on Thursday evening where he was the last reserve remaining after reserves were picked. Beal will be a reserve on Team LeBron and the Wizards will be represented in the All-Star Game for the sixth consecutive year.
For Beal specifically, this is his second time in the NBA All-Star Game. Last season, he scored 14 points for Team LeBron (because LeBron James was a captain last year as well) in a 148-145 win over Team Stephen. Hopefully he can put up an even better performance this year.
After a rough 2018-19 season for the Wizards and a couple hectic days where Otto Porter and Markieff Morris were traded, this is probably the best news we’ll have this week.
Though Beal was selected last by default, he probably doesn’t mind based on what he said last week.
Bradley Beal has a draft request for All-Star captains LeBron and Giannis: “I don’t care. Pick me last.” pic.twitter.com/Z5ms0NLlkK— Fred Katz (@FredKatz) February 1, 2019
Either way, congratulations Brad, and we hope you come out swinging in Charlotte next week. We’d love to see you win that All-Star Game MVP award given that you’ve held the fort in Washington.