The 14-28 Wizards are far from perfect, and they know that. But for Bradley Beal, who agreed to a 2-year, $72 million contract extension in October, he's not okay with losing, and his recent comments about a needed culture change made that perfectly clear.
"I don’t like losing, so it's going to keep blowing up for me until we start winning and changing our culture," Beal said following the Jan. 15 loss to the Chicago Bulls.
Hours after his postgame comments, Beal retweeted a quote by New Orleans Pelicans' J.J. Redick, that further emphasized his point.
FACTUAL!!! https://t.co/z7b6fm6ghF— Bradley Beal (@RealDealBeal23) January 16, 2020
Despite Beal's frustration, head coach Scott Brooks knows where he's coming from, and supports him as well.
“Yeah, you know, I talked to him and he’s on board with everything he does," Brooks said on The Sports Junkies Wednesday. "He even knows it’s probably the wrong choice of words that he used, he’s frustrated, he should be. We’ve lost some games that we probably should’ve won even with all of our injuries."
Despite the losses and injuries, Brooks knows his team looks to Beal as a leader.
"Frustration’s good," Brooks said. "It’s part of being on a team. It’s part of growing with a team. We’ve got a lot of young guys, so when a lot of young guys see that he’s frustrated that’s good. They need to see that."
Regarding players being more concerned about their pregame outfit than their team winning a game?
“The fit and all that stuff? I don’t really know. I thought he was talking about everyone wants to post their fitness workout," Brooks said.
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