Best Week in Washington Sports: Bradley Beal

May 17, 2013

via @RealDealBeal23

My colleague Chris Cillizza has a great weekly feature called “Worst Week in Washington,” where he spotlights a political figure who has landed on the wrong side of the press. I’m stealing a page out of his playbook, and it was my original intention to award a “Worst Week” to a D.C. sports figure every Friday. But I’m generally not a cranky person, so I decided that the Bog version should be all puppies and chocolate-chip cookies. So here’s “Best Week in Washington Sports.” 

This week, Bradley Beal was named to the NBA all-rookie first team, just two weeks after finishing third in the NBA rookie of the year voting. The 19-year old is only the seventh player in NBA history to be a teenager when receiving the honors, and he’s in good company. He’s preceded by Tony Parker, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwight Howard and Kevin Durant — all all-stars. It bodes well for the future of the young Wizards guard.

Also this week, the Wizards announced that Beal would be representing the team at Tuesday’s NBA draft lottery.

“Feels pretty good, because the pick lies in my hands, so to speak,” Beal said, via the Wizards’ website. “I’m really excited. Not a lot of people get to experience this. Hopefully, we can get somebody who can benefit our team and hopefully, we’re in the area where we’ll get a good pick as well.”

As if lottery and all-rookie honors weren’t enough, Beal showed off some new rims on Tuesday. Pretty good week.

Last week’s Best Week: Rafael Soriano

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