Bradley Beal on criticizing Wizards: “Not like I’m s**tting on my teammates”

Bradley Beal
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Bradley Beal acknowledges that he hasn’t done everything right in a frustrating season with the Washington Wizards, but he doesn’t regret it.

“[In] those moments probably not be as—I won’t say public—but open about it or visible with it,” Beal told Fred Katz of The Athletic. “Just kind of [keep it] in the locker room, behind closed doors. But at the same time, that obviously just shows my passion for the game, so it’s not like I’m s–tting on my teammates or anything like that or my team. I just want more out of everybody. I want more out of myself. I want more out of us.”

In January, Beal was particularly angry with the team after a loss to the Chicago Bulls, saying he was tired of losing, “especially winnable games.”

“You more or less have to be more critical of yourself more than your team, because, at the end of the day, everybody kinda looks to you for advice or encouragement, confidence in a way,” Beal said about the lessons he learned this season.

This was arguably the first year in Beal’s career that the Wizards were viewed as “his team” with the absence of John Wall.