Washington Wizards: former All-Star duo finally reunite at charity event

John Wall and Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
John Wall and Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /

Recently it was revealed that the former star duo of the Washington Wizards John Wall and Bradley Beal reunited to help benefit the Diggs All-Star Charity. A charity event hosted by the Diggs brothers of the NFL.

This was revealed in a post made by the star point guard himself where he shared numerous slides featuring photos of him and his former teammate together again. Other NBA players such as PJ Tucker, Montrezl Harrell, and Quin Cook were also at the event.

This comes as a pleasant surprise as earlier in the season during an interview with Tidal League, John Wall insinuated that Beal was involved in the trade that sent him to the Houston Rockets. While he did go on to add that he held nothing against Beal, the interview caused plenty of uproar among fans on Twitter.

Despite the shortcomings, Bradley Beal and John Wall were great

During their time together, Wall and Beal were on of the elite backcourts in the NBA. While they were no  splash brothers, they had their own tempo and made the Wizards a pretty solid team for a few years.

They combined for 39.6 points, 13.2 assists, 8.2 rebounds, 2.8 steals, and 1.1 blocks per game as a duo for the seven seasons they played together. While players like Nikola Jokic or James Harden make these numbers look iffy now, this includes the early seasons of their careers when they weren’t expected to be great.

They achieved these stats while shooting a combined 44.3% from the field, 36.3% from beyond the arc, and 78.3% from the charity stripe. While these aren’t incredibly impressive splits compared to what some players are doing today, they were pretty good for a duo when they would have been together.

This duo helped power the Wizards to a few different playoff runs, including an iconic series against the Boston Celtics and a season where they almost broke the decades long drought of winning 50+ games in a season. This streak has now lasted 44 years.

While they may not have won any championships or made any huge splashes in the regular season standings, the duo of John Wall and Bradley Beal will live on in the memories of all fans of the Washington Wizards.

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