Leading up to the NBA playoffs, many talking heads thought the Cavaliers were purposely avoiding a second round matchup with the Washington Wizards. The Cavaliers strangely limped into the number two seed after a lackluster end to the regular season, receiving Indiana and Toronto for their “efforts”.
And now, after an early NBA playoff exit, Bradley Beal is convinced it was out of fear of a second round exit.
Per CSN Mid Atlantic:
“Cleveland didn’t want to see us. 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. 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.”
Beal, who now watches the playoffs from his couch, might want to let it go. A team that decisively proved to be better than you (Celtics), looks like a junior high squad against LeBron and company.
Be happy, Bradley…the Cavaliers #2 seeding saved you from a second round sweep. Be thankful for those 7 games vs. Boston.
Now pass the Doritos.