During Monday’s shoot, Bazemore, a close friend of Curry’s, praised his teammate’s ability to stay humble no matter how many accolades he received.
“49 points in 29 minutes, though, it’s unreal,” Bazemore said, referring to Curry’s exit in a win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday night. “Then we have guys with hamstring pain trying to keep up. So – you’re going to have to research this.
Curry is currently averaging 31.9 points per game, leading the league, with Beal up close at 31.4 PPG. That same night, Curry scored 49 points, Beal finished with 50 points in Washington’s victory over the Indiana Pacers hours earlier. Beal missed the end of rule and overtime, however, after straining his hamstrings in the second half.
Beal, who missed Monday’s game and is also out on Wednesday due to the hamstring injury, objected to Bazemore’s apparent search and expressed his frustration in a series of tweets.
“You don’t know why I’m going to play there and it’s really not for another man’s approval !!! ” Beal wrote in a tweet headed to Bazemore. “You are a real BLADE !!! But it doesn’t surprise me coming from you, that’s what you do !! “
The to continue, “It’s funny you say that because your men checked my numbers before the game, but I’m CHASING !!! “
Beal concluded his Twitter thread with a GIF of a clown.
– Bradley Beal (@ RealDealBeal23) May 11, 2021
As Beal took aim at Bazemore, the Warriors guard was in the midst of one of their best games of the season. He finished with 19 points in 34 minutes as Golden State beat Utah Jazz 119-116.
Bazemore played down the situation with Beal when asked about it after Monday’s game.
“I guess you can’t joke anymore,” he said, adding, “I don’t say feather-rubbing things, but… if you want to know what my loyalty is, it’s to [Curry]. Anyone chasing him, it’s gonna be tough. “
Bazemore said he hadn’t checked his phone all day before the game was over, in which case he “exploded”.
Her plans for the rest of the night didn’t appear to include Beal or Twitter. “I’m going to come home, love my wife, watch Peaky Blinders and go to bed.” I have work to do tomorrow. ”