John Wall and Bradley Beal ‘Have A Tendency To Dislike Each Other On The Court,’ According to Wall
The Wizards’ future depends on the play of John Wall and Bradley Beal, but apparently they have a few kinks to work out.
In an interview with CSN Mid-Atlantic, Wall said that he and Beal have a “tendency to dislike each other on the court:”
“I think a lot of times we have a tendency to dislike each other on the court. … We got to be able to put that to the side. If you miss somebody on one play or don’t have something go right … as long as you come to each other and talk. If I starting arguing with somebody I’m cool. I’m just playing basketball.”
Wall, who hopes to be ready for the start of the season after undergoing surgery on both of his knees during the offseason, also said that he wants his backcourt mate to “be an All-Star:”
“Now that you have your money you got to go out there and improve your game. I want you to be an All-Star just as much as I’m an All-Star. If we were playing well as a tandem like the other two superstars that play together as a backcourt, play as a tandem, one night it’s going to be his night, one night it’s going to be mine, some nights it might be both of us. Those are nights it’s going to be tough to beat us.”
Beal signed a five-year, $128 million contract over the summer admitted that he and Wall “lose sight of the fact that we need each other” and that they need to figure out their team and individual goals:
“It’s tough because we’re both alphas. It’s always tough when you have two guys who firmly believe in themselves, who will bet on themselves against anybody else, who want to be that guy. We both can be that guy.”
“Sometimes I think we both lose sight of the fact that we need each other. I wouldn’t be in the situation I’m in without John. John wouldn’t be in the situation he’s in without me, without the rest of the team. It goes hand-in-hand so it’s kind of a pride thing. We got to (hash) out our pride, fiigure out what our goals are individually, help each other achieve those goals, figure out what our team goal is, where do we see ourselves five years from now, 10 years from now and go from there.”
Not exactly music to Wizards fans ears.