LeBron James is the best basketball player in the world, and that does not look to change in the foreseeable future. So naturally, James’ opinion on basketball matters is something I do not take lightly.
James came away from a recent game with the Washington Wizards impressed with Bradley Beal, and it appears the for Gatorade basketball player of the year is primed for a breakout second year. This will come as great news to all fans of the Wizards, and thanks to WashWizards for tweeting this below.
LeBron on Beal: "He can use his shot 2 get inside paint. He makes some great shots. He’s a good player, I like him.” http://t.co/WSQnJSA3gK
— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) October 16, 2013
Do not get me wrong, Beal had a decent rookie campaign, but point guard John Wall was not along for the ride, which made things quite difficult. Once Wall returned though this looked like a team that could definitely vie for a playoff spot at the absolute least.
The Wizards are gearing up for a playoff run this year, and who knows? Maybe we will see Beal guarding James (hopefully briefly) in a playoff game sometime down the line. It would not be inconceivable right? In any case (Princess Bride references aside), you can bet that we will see better numbers and also enthusiasm from Beal this year. You tend to be a lot happier when you are winning.