For the first time in his career, Bradley Beal is preparing to compete at the Olympics as a member of Team USA.
It's a new team, a new competition and a new number for the Wizards guard, but he's brought the same personality and comedic traditions to camp in Las Vegas. That includes the tradition of recreating his viral reaction to a heckler telling him he "sucked" as he walked down the tunnel in 2019.
The face has since become somewhat of a pregame routine for Beal, perhaps serving as a reminder to go out on the court and prove his naysayers wrong.
The 2021 All-Star was selected to head coach Gregg Popovich's 12-man Olympic roster after missing out on minicamp in 2018 and pulling out of the summer tryout period for the 2019 World Cup with his wife expecting children on both occasions.
With the Summer Olympic Games set to tip off on July 25, Team USA's No. 4 will finally get the chance to chase his first gold medal and help add a 16th gold medal to the national team's cabinet.