The Washington Wizards were absent from the 2020 All-Star Game. In 2021, Bradley Beal better be there.
The Washington Wizards have THE All-Star of the 2021 season. Do I really need to list the list of reasons why Bradley Beal deserves your vote, and everybody’s vote, for the 2021 All-Star Game? Probably not. But I’m going to anyway…
- Beal currently has the longest streak of 25+ point games to start a season (17) since the 1966-67 season.
- He has scored at least 20 points in 40 consecutive games dating back to last season, closing in on Walt Bellamy’s franchise record of 42.
- Beal just became the second player in franchise history to eclipse the 12,000 point plateau.
- Beal is currently leading the NBA in scoring with 34.8 points, four more than second-place Kevin Durant is averaging.
- Beal is currently tied with Stephen Curry for most total points in the NBA (592) despite playing four fewer games than Curry. Beal is the only player in the top 10 of total points scored that has played less than 20 games (17).
- This season, Beal currently has one game with 60 points, three games with 40+ points, and 12 games with 30+ points.
And that’s just the beginning. I could go on and on, but you get the point. And by the time you finish these last couple paragraphs, Beal will probably have passed another impressive milestone. Long story short, Bradley Beal is a bonafide All-Star.
This season, Beal has been as close as it gets to unstoppable. Just two seasons removed from being the franchise’s first player to average 25 points, five rebounds, and five assists, Beal is currently on pace to finish the season averaging 35, five, and five.
Here’s how you can get Bradley Beal to the All-Star game.
So how do you make sure Beal doesn’t end up on the list of All-Star snubs (again)? You vote! Here’s how it’s done, Wizards fans. To get Beal or any other Wizards player to the All-Star game, you can vote through the NBA app, vote.nba.com, and Twitter. On the app and vote.nba.com, you can fill out full rosters for both the Eastern and Western Conference teams, with a limit of one All-Star roster every 24 hours. On Twitter, fans can vote for individual players by tweeting a player’s full, hashtagged name (#BradleyBeal, #RussellWestbrook) or Twitter handle along with #NBAAllStar. If you see someone else’s All-Star tweet on your timeline, a retweet can work as a vote for them, too.
With all these ways to vote, there’s no reason not to flood the virtual ballot boxes for Beal. Just make sure to get your votes in by February 16. Final All-Star selections will be determined by a combination of fan votes (50 percent), player votes (25 percent), and media votes (25 percent).