John Wall says he and Bradley Beal motivated by people wanting them to break up


There has been speculation for years about the relationship between John Wall and Bradley Beal, who have co-existed as the Wizards' two best players since they were high draft picks. They have made it work on the court well enough to reach the playoffs four times, but many have wondered whether their egos as All-Stars can mesh.

Both Wall and Beal have been insistent that there are no issues at all between them. According to Wall, it has actually played a role in motivating them to stick together and prove people wrong.

"I can’t wait, man. I feel like a lot of people want us to break up and not be together," Wall said Friday during the Wizards-Pelicans broadcast on NBC Sports Washington.

"That’s the reason why I wanted to be able to be a Wizard for a long time, for my whole career, and that’s the reason why Brad re-signed [last October]. It’s because we feel like we have a lot more in store."


Wall has been out nearly two years with his injury and during that time Beal has blossomed into a two-time All-Star. He has thrived with more responsibility in the offense and Wall sees potential for them to be even better as a duo once they are reunited on the court.

"To see the level that he’s playing at right now, I can’t wait to be out there with a guy like that. That’s my brother, he’s a superstar in this league," Wall said.


"If I can get back to the way I was playing in ’16-17, or even better, it’s going to be a scary sight for the league."

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