Adam Silver says Bradley Beal and Steph Curry scoring battle was ‘spectacular to watch’ – NBC4 Washington
Silver says Beal and Curry’s scoring battle was ‘spectacular to watch’ originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington
Bradley Beal and Stephen Curry gave us one of the most entertaining title battles of recent times, with both players lighting up the stats sheet night and night as their teams tried to try their luck in the playoffs.
In a season full of compelling intrigue, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver spoke to Chris Miller of NBC Sports Washington and explained why he was one of his favorites.
“For the league, number one, you have two just wonderful guys,” said Silver. “Just all-around athletes in every way, who are really community focused, great leaders among their teammates and two really driven people.”
“I don’t think a lot of people understand how hard it is for these guys to do what they do in terms of a 3-point shot,” added Silver.
But those who have been in the game long enough to witness its evolution can surely recognize the magnitude of what Bradley Beal and Steph Curry are doing. Silver recalled receiving a call from Celtics legend Bob Cousy, who himself changed the game en route to eight consecutive NBA assist titles between 1953-1960.
“He’s in the early 90s and he said, ‘I’ve watched games and people don’t understand how hard it is to do what they’re doing. I was a guard – shoot at 35, 38 feet and moving their wrist and doing 3 points at the rate they’re – I want to shake people up. It’s superhuman. “” Said Silver.
The curry has barely won of this battle of immortals, averaging 32.0 points per game against 31.3 points for Beal. The feat saw his name added to an exclusive roster of 18 players throughout NBA history who have won multiple goal scoring titles – Russell Westbrook (2015, 2017) among them.
“It was spectacular to see these two athletes come and go,” said Silver.
Despite Curry’s incredible performances, the Warriors failed to make it to the NBA Playoffs. Bradley Beal and the Wizards, however, find themselves two games to zero against the Philadelphia 76ers.
Beal continued his brilliant playoff shine, but it will take more than a superhuman performance from the triple All-Star to get the Wizards out of a two-game hole. His teammates will have to follow suit.
Watch the full interview with Silver on Wizards Pregame Live at 6 p.m. Saturday night on NBC Sports Washington.