OAKLAND, Calif. -- Otto Porter has had his share of moments where he probably wishes the cameras were off. Bradley Beal had his in the Wizards' last game, though he is fine and able to play in tonight's game vs. the Golden State Warriors.
"It was a Shaqtin' A Fool moment," said Beal, who went down hard Sunday in a game at the L.A. Lakers which forced him off the court to get his right ankle re-taped, after Tuesday's shootaround at Oracle Arena. "I tripped over myself. I just sprained my ankle. I rolled it pretty bad but I feel a lot better today."
Having a sense of humor about it is about all Beal can do at this point. He has missed 25 games because of various injuries -- left shoulder, lower right leg, broken nose, concussion and pelvic sprain. Undoubtedly, Shaquille O'Neal's weekly rundown of the worst moments in the NBA, "Shaqtin' A Fool," won't pass up an opportunity to ridicule Beal on TNT's Inside the NBA.
Beal exited early in the second quarter as the Wizards took control of the game from the Lakers and won 101-88. He eventually returned in the second half but only had four points in 29 minutes on 1-for-4 shooting.
To beat Golden State, the Wizards (36-37) can't get by with that type of production.