Connect with us

Phoenix Suns

Wizards play tribute video for Bradley Beal in return to Washington

© Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

The more time Bradley Beal played during his 11 seasons with the Washington Wizards, the more the star guard’s name became synonymous with Wizards basketball.

Thank you for reading this post, don't forget to subscribe!

Throughout his time in Washington, Beal ended up playing 635 regular season games, good for third all time in Wizards history. In these games, Beal became the all-time franchise leader in 3-pointers (1,514), second in points (15,391), field goals (5,624), steals (772) and top 5 in several other categories.

He made the All-Star game three times in Washington. Beal was also named to the All-NBA third team in 2021 when he averaged a career high 31.3 points.

Now, Beal is in a whole new situation with Phoenix Suns after being traded for a package including Chris Paul in June 2023.

Beal and the championship-hopeful Suns (28-21) travel to face the 9-39 Wizards this afternoon. This matchup concludes Phoenix’s seven-game road trip.

More notably, it is the first time Beal has been back in Washington D.C. since being traded.

“Being back in the building, seeing familiar faces, I have no idea what to expect, to feel, but I’m kind of going in with just an open mind, open heart,” Beal said after the Suns’ loss to the Atlanta Hawks Friday. “Embracing all the feels, embracing the love. Whatever I get, being thankful the moments that we had here and just take it all in.”

Fans around Washington D.C. are more than grateful for all that Beal did for them. He was greeted with loud cheers and a tribute video ahead of today’s matchup.

Stay tuned for live updates from Washington D.C.

Bradley Beal gears up for return to Washington

*Get the BEST Phoenix sports insider information, exclusive content, and access to our seasonal magazines! SIGN UP HERE to unlock our premium content!*

Brendan Mau is a senior writer covering the Phoenix Suns and more for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on X via @Brendan_Mau

More in Phoenix Suns