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Bradley Beal: Wizards fans cheering Kevin Durant ‘disrespectful’

Bradley Beal, Kevin Durant

Bradley Beal, Kevin Durant


Kevin Durant called the adoration he received last January when the Thunder visited Washington “disrespectful” to the Wizards.

Washington guard Bradley Beal used the same word in anticipation of Durant – whom the Wizards will chase in free agency next summer – playing at Washington tomorrow.

Beal, via J. Michael of CSN Mid-Atlantic:

“It is disrespectful because he plays for Oklahoma City,” said Beal, who is questionable because of a sore left shoulder, when asked if he agreed with Durant’s assessment. “He doesn’t play for Washington.”

They agree! They’ll make such good teammates.

Really, Beal has reason to be turned off by the Wizards’ Durant pursuit. Beal didn’t get a contract extension so Washington could preserve cap space for Durant. While John Wall, who appears ready to recruit Durant, would fit well with the superstar, Beal would probably have to bend his game much more. The two go-to scorers couldn’t just coexist without adjustment – a majority of which would fall to Beal.

So, Wizards fans preemptively cheering for Durant might really grate Beal.

But, if Washington actually signs Durant, I suspect Beal will get over it.