Prior to Golden State’s game against the Utah Jazz, Bazemore took a shot at Beal — telling reporters “we’ve got guys hurting hamstrings to keep up” with teammate Steph Curry in the NBA’s scoring race. Beal trails Curry slightly in points per game, but the Wizards guard hurt his hamstring over the weekend.
The comment caught Beal’s attention — and he fired off a series of tweets.
Lol should I let him live or really go off?— Bradley Beal (@RealDealBeal23) May 11, 2021
@24Bazemore you don’t know me or shit about me bruh!!! You don’t know why I go out there and play and it damn sure ain’t for another man’s approval!!! You a straight LAME!!! But it don’t surprise me coming from you, thats what’s yo type do!!— Bradley Beal (@RealDealBeal23) May 11, 2021
@24Bazemore it’s funny you say that because ya mans admittedly checked my numbers before the game, but IM CHASING!!! Shut yo ass up!— Bradley Beal (@RealDealBeal23) May 11, 2021
Bradley Beal (@RealDealBeal23) May 11, 2021
I stay in my lane!! Focus on BRAD. Idc what another man doing in this league. I’m concerned about me and MY GUYS over here!! Keep that goofy shit over there @24Bazemore !!— Bradley Beal (@RealDealBeal23) May 11, 2021
Beal‘s “ya mans” tweet references Curry‘s acknowledgment that the Warriors star knew Beal put up 50 points in Saturday’s win over the Indiana Pacers. Curry then proceeded to score 49 points in 29 minutes to keep his lead in the scoring race.
This isn’t the first time that Beal and Bazemore have had beef, either. During the 2017 Playoffs, Beal and Bazemore got into a scuffle after Bazemore, then with the Hawks, delivered a hard foul on a Beal breakaway dunk.
“I guess you can’t joke anymore,” Bazemore said. “Whatever. I feel like I’m a pretty lighthearted guy. Hey man — my loyalty is to SC30. It kind of got out of hand. I don’t get involved with that crap.”
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