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2020 Olympics: Bradley Beal will play for USA Basketball men’s national team, according to report

The Washington Wizards will have their first American player in the Olympics!

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Bradley Beal is representing the DMV and the USA!!!!!!
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Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal will join the USA Basketball men’s national team for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium.

Beal is the second Washington Wizards player who will be on an Olympic team, if all goes according to plan. He will join forward Rui Hachimura who will represent Japan, the host country.

The news is also historic for the Wizards. Since NBA players were allowed to participate in the Olympics in 1992, no Wizards player has been on the American men’s team. Now, the cold stretch has been broken and Beal will have a chance to lead (yes, LEAD) the USA to their fourth consecutive gold medal.

With Beal and Hachimura, one of Japan’s biggest athletic figures already, this should help Beal and the Wizards improve their profile during the Games and next season.

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