Bradley Beal started the Wizards’ participation in the NBA’s Saturday night showcase by representing Washington in the three-point contest. And he did well for himself, posting the highest score of eight competitors in the first round and hitting all five shots from his last rack in the finals to force a tiebreaker before ultimately coming up well short of Marco Belinelli in that tiebreaker.
Here is Beal, forcing the playoff. If he missed any of his last six shots, it was over.
Also, he was mobbed by childhood friend Nelly after his impressive first round.
D.C. celebs, of course, were there to support Beal. On the internet.
WE SEE YOU @RealDealBeal23 !!!
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) February 16, 2014
— Bill Hamid (@BillHamid28) February 16, 2014
— kevin seraphin (@kevin_seraphin) February 16, 2014
— Wolf Blitzer (@wolfblitzer) February 16, 2014
The team, meanwhile, reminded people that this wouldn’t be Beal’s last appearance in this particular event.
— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) February 16, 2014