The NBA refers to this time of year as the All-Star Break, but for the league’s biggest stars, there isn’t much downtime during the chaotic weekend. Each All-Star has a packed schedule that includes corporate meetings, autograph signings, media commitments and more – not to mention the practices and actual All-Star Game.
If anyone could use a break, it’s Bradley Beal. The Washington Wizards are asking a lot of their star shooting guard these days, especially since John Wall went down for the season. Beal leads the NBA in minutes played (2,158) and distance covered per game (running an average of 2.81 miles per contest), while also ranking second in loose-balls recovered (103), third in field goals (535) and sixth in points (1,458).
This season, the 25-year-old is averaging 25.1 points, 5.4 assists, 5.1 rebounds and 1.4 steals – all of which are career-highs.
While in Charlotte, Beal kept busy by meeting with fans, attempting to recruit fellow stars to Washington and making appearances for various brands. One such stop was with Tissot, the official watch of the NBA and All-Star Weekend. HoopsHype caught up with Beal in the Tissot Style Lounge to discuss his productive season, Washington’s recent acquisitions, his development, what it was like hearing his name in trade rumors and more.