WASHINGTON — After an offseason of dysfunction reported between Washington Wizards John Wall and Bradley Beal, it appears to be much ado about nothing.
John Wall tweeted as much on Tuesday morning, signaling an electronic end to tensions between #WallWay and #RealDealBeal:
The Wizards’ regular season tips off on October 27, which makes this a good time to bury the hatchet–if it ever existed. The two have previously denied any outstanding tension, but this is the most public display of affection shown all offseason.
Here’s a brief recap:
Aug. 24: The beef is real and it’s more well done than rare. Wizards stars John Wall and Bradley Beal reportedly aren’t on very good terms and have gotten into several heated disagreements recently.
Aug. 28: The beef has a lot to do with cheddar. Just 15 months after Wall signed his initial extension with the Wizards, the NBA announced a new nine-year, $24 billion TV deal that flooded team salary caps. Players that came into the league behind Wall, like Beal, were in the right place at the right time to cash in.
Sept. 27: The beef is over, or at least overblown. It sounds like there was — and still might be — some discontent over how the late-game shots have been distributed in the past. Wall and Beal’s personal relationship is up for debate, but they certainly showed no ill will on Monday, smiling and looking generally carefree while posing for pictures.
At this point, whether or not there was legitimacy to the reports, the Wizards would be wise to put this chapter to rest.
Both players are signed for the foreseeable future and the Wizards can once again boast one of the best young backcourts in the NBA.