Bradley Beal is getting candid.
In an exclusive 1-on-1 interview, the 2-time All-Star sits down to talk making the All-Star roster, what the 2018-19 season has been like, becoming a father and much more on the Wizard Talk podcast with NBC Sports Washington Wizards insider Chris Miller.
"They made me a little nervous," Beal said on waiting on the All-Star announcement. "A lot of names going by and that list was getting real scarce. When my name came across the screen, like you said, a big sigh of relief and definitely a huge accomplishment and all that."
But making the All-Star roster hasn't been the only highlight this season for the 25-year-old. Back in July, Beal welcomed his son Bradley Emmanuel Beal II and his arrival has impacted the shooting guard on and off the court.
"It's already motivation in itself," Beal said.
"Having a son, being a role model, being a man, an example for him on and off the court. On the floor, he just turns me into this person that I've developed into, I don't know what it is but ever since I became a father my whole mindset of the game changed and my approach to the game changed. I embrace it. I feel like I have a lot more to play for. I have a lot more to be happy about. A lot more joy, more peace. 'Cause at the end of the game, win lose or draw, I'm gonna go home to my son. That will never change and that's the best feeling in the world in my opinion. It's even better when I'm able to perform and get a win, be able to show him my highlights and show him who he has to be one day."
To listen to Beal's full interview, click the podcast below.
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