Washington Wizards React to Bradley Beal’s All-NBA Snub

Washington Wizards Bradley Beal Jabari Parker (Photo by Stephen Gosling/NBAE via Getty Images)
Washington Wizards Bradley Beal Jabari Parker (Photo by Stephen Gosling/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Some people out there don’t think Bradley Beal deserved an All-NBA spot. His teammates seem to disagree, however.

The All-NBA selections have been made and if you haven’t heard, Bradley Beal headlines the list of 2019 snubs. The Washington Wizards’ all-star shooting guard put up gaudy numbers while carrying Washington’s cast of misfits all season. But it wasn’t enough to land him in any of the All-NBA teams. No supermax eligibility this summer. Sorry, Brad.

There’s no amount of protesting that will change the results, but Beal’s teammates didn’t let that keep them from voicing their opinions on the matter. The All-NBA teams, though, are chosen by a number of specially selected writers and broadcasters. The players do not decide.

But they’ve got a point. There’s no denying that. Per Basketball Reference, Beal is just the fifth player in NBA history to average at least 25 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists per game and not be named to an All-NBA team. He’s also just the fourth player to ever have 2,000 points, 400 rebounds, and 400 assists in a season and not receive All-NBA honors.

Jordan McRae

Beal led the league in minutes last season so to say he had a backup wouldn’t exactly be accurate. But with Jordan McRae and the Wizards agreeing to keep the two-way standout around for a few more years, he’s now the closest thing the Wizards have to a backup for Beal. And he’s certainly got the man’s back.

Thomas Bryant


Thomas Bryant often seemed to be Beal’s biggest fan throughout the season. The two’s friendship is immortalized in heartwarming gifs of basketball bromance forever, like this one and this one. But this defense of Beal may be Bryant’s biggest yet.

Bobby Portis

It took Bobby Portis and his crazy eyes less than half of a season in Washington to see that Bradley Beal was the real deal. Now, why couldn’t the voters see the same thing?

Troy Brown Jr

The rookie might be young, but he sure ain’t dumb. Troy Brown Jr took to a different form of social media to vent his frustrations over Beal’s snub. But his words are just as powerful on the gram. “Ion care what anyone has to say (Bradley Beal) got robbed…straight up” is what Brown wrote on his Instagram story. Out of the mouths of babes…