The Washington Wizards’ All-Star point guard Bradley Beal is continuing to leave his mark on this franchise and the NBA! Named as the Eastern Conference of the week, Beal is grabbing the attention back from those who doubted him.
Beal is averaging (updated stats) 31.4 points per game, 4.8 rebounds per game, and 4.6 assists per game. He has been with the team since 2012 but this season by far has been his best stat-wise. With his backcourt mate Russell Westbrook, who is breaking records every season with his triple-doubles, the intensity of the team has amped to a new level. Beal has shared on multiple occasions that Westbrook’s work ethic motivates and pushes him but there’s another key that keeps him grounded, Jesus.
Each player has their own pre-game ritual that sometimes is very noticeable like Kyrie Irving’s sage or very low-key but also holds an impactful meaning. Beal has openly shared his relationship with God and gives thanks to Jesus Christ before every post-game press conference. When he was asked what he writes on his shoes before each game, his answer was very heartwarming.
“I write two scriptures. Philippians 4:13 ‘I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me’ and I write Galatians 6:9, on the other side which is ‘Do not become weary in doing good. For at the proper time you will reap the harvest. If you do not give up’ You know that’s kind of both individual and team-oriented”
He also adds that he writes his two sons’ names on his other shoe because that’s who he goes out and plays for each and every night. Beal who is 27 years understands that he is not only a role model for his two boys but he’s looked up by so many throughout our city and the world. Tuesday, Bradley joined ESPN’s The Jump to talk about working with our forever President Barack Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Alliance and shares more about what he’s been doing with the Ron Brown College Prep High School in Northeast, DC over the past few years.