Bradley Beal: ‘Cleveland Didn’t Want to See Us’
In fact, he went as far as to say the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers “didn’t want to see” the Wizards in the playoffs. They didn’t want to see us in the second round. This past season, he averaged 23.1 points while shooting 48.2 percent from the field, both career highs, while helping John Wall and the rest of his teammates advance to the second round of the National Basketball Association playoffs, where they were defeated in seven games by the Celtics. I felt like that’s a reason they didn’t play us in the second round.
There was a lot to like about the Washington Wizards this year, and they came inches away from going to the Eastern Conference Finals. “They didn’t want to go down in the second round“.
“They knew we would give them that competitiveness and that challenge”.
The Wizards, of course, pushed the 1-seed Celtics to seven games in the East semis. If they won, they would have met the Cleveland Cavaliers and Beal would have liked their chances.
Disappointed about not getting a shot at Cleveland, Beal said, “It sucks”.