Sport Wizards G Bradley Beal: The Cavaliers didn’t want to play us

19:47  19 may  2017
19:47  19 may  2017 Source:   Larry Brown Sports

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Wizards guard Bradley Beal made some intriguing comments about the Cavaliers.© Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports Wizards guard Bradley Beal made some intriguing comments about the Cavaliers.

It’s the whole “you’re lucky we lost before facing you argument.” And this time, it’s absolutely glorious. In talking about his team’s second-round playoff exit against the Boston Celtics, Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal had quite the interesting theory.

Beal talked about a whole host of things pertaining to the NBA Playoffs, ultimately concluding that the Cleveland Cavaliers purposely tanked for the No. 2 seed in order not to play his Wizards in the second round.

No, really.

“Cleveland didn’t want to see us. I always said that. I felt like that’s the reason they didn’t play us in the second round. They didn’t want to see us in the second round,” Beal said, via CSN Mid-Atlantic . “If they were going to go down, they were going to go down in the conference finals. They didn’t want to go down in the second round.”

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Bradley Beal believes the Cleveland Cavaliers did everything within their power to not face his Washington Wizards in the playoffs. It’s all quite a grandiose theory Beal laid out to CSN Mid-Atlantic’s Chris Miller: “Cleveland didn ’ t want to see us .

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Someone ask Beal about his thoughts on the moon landing or Bigfoot, because this is an otherworldly conspiracy theory right here.

Essentially, the guard is saying that Cleveland, winners of nine consecutive to start the playoffs, would have gone down in the second round if LeBron and Co. played the Wizards.

While an argument could be made that Washington might have made for a more difficult second-round opponent than Toronto, this whole thing is just so ridiculous.

In addition to starting this year’s playoffs with a perfect 9-0 record, Cleveland put up a 12-2 mark in the Eastern Conference Playoffs last spring. That was on the road to the team earning its first NBA title.

LeBron James is playing at a historically good level. He’s the reigning NBA Finals MVP and has his Cavaliers three wins away from a third consecutive trip to the championship round. Washington has not made it to even the conference championship round since 1978-79, a mere 14 years before Beal himself was born.

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The Washington Wizards couldn't beat the Boston Celtics in the second round, but guard Bradley Beal thinks they would have posed a problem for the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers . "Cleveland didn ' t want to see us ," he said in a Thursday interview with CSN's Chris Miller

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That pretty much sums it all up.

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