Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal, already frustrated over the fact that he won’t be with Team USA in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, had another reason to feel annoyed. That’s after he watched a reported hurl a ridiculous question at Devin Booker about Chris Paul following the Phoenix Suns’ heart-wrenching loss to the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 5 of the 2021 NBA Finals.
As an NBA player himself, Bradley Beal is fully aware that these kinds of questions from reporters who are desperate to have something to write about, regardless of the setting. Then again, a dumb question is a dumb question at the end of the day, which was exactly what Booker got during that particular moment of Saturday night’s postgame presser.
But not even a poorly constructed question could devalue the otherwise entertaining 2021 NBA Finals series, with the Suns and the Bucks putting up one classic game after another. Unfortunately for Devin Booker and the Suns, Game 5 didn’t go their way, as they suffered their first home loss of the Finals. A must-win game on the road is ahead of them, with Game 6 set to be played Tuesday at Fiserv Forum.
As for Beal and the Wizards, they have a long offseason to plan the team’s direction. They had a slow start to the 2020-21 NBA season but turned it on in the second half to catch the boat to the playoffs where they were quickly folded by the Philadelphia 76ers in the first round.