John Wall Explains Why He Believes Bradley Beal Is An ‘Automatic Lock’ For The All-Star Game

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Bradley Beal has never been an All-Star. Despite the fact that Beal has been a consistently solid-to-very good player ever since Washington took him with the third pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, Beal has been overlooked, usually because John Wall is the member of the Wizards who makes his way to the All-Star Game.

This year, though, things have been different in Washington. The Wizards have been good, as usual, but Beal is currently the team’s leading scorer. He also led Washington as it dealt with Wall heading to the sidelines due to some injury woes, and has just looked like he’s taken a step forward this year.

Considering this, Wall decided to use some of his time speaking to the media to lobby for his backcourt mate to make it to Los Angeles as a 2018 All-Star Game selection. Wall even went as far to say that Beal has been the Wizards’ MVP.

“He’s been the MVP of our team,” Wall said. “One of four guys that has a 50-point game, been leading us throughout ups and downs when I was injured, when Kieff was injured, when Otto was out. Even when those guys are back, he was still leading our team and leading our team in scoring. But just doing so much more for our team, and I think it should be an automatic lock for him to be an All-Star.”

This is a strong endorsement from Wall, and it’s one that Beal could really use right now. The first round of All-Star Game fan voting came down last week, and Beal is ninth in voting among guards in the Eastern Conference.