The Washington Wizards’ shots from beyond the 3-point arc are just not falling.
That’s ironic, because Bradley Beal’s reasoning for that slump should suggest quite the opposite.
The Wizards have been shooting 34.6 percent from deep through the 2020-21 season, but Wednesday they fell short of even that mark, a recurring pattern of late.
As the Toronto Raptors shot 59.4 percent from deep in a 137-115 win, the Wizards countered shooting just 29.3 percent from 3-point range.
So why aren’t these 3’s falling? Well, Bradley Beal is blaming the one thing that literally brings a basketball back down into a hoop after its shot.
“Gravity,” Beal responded when asked why Washington has struggled to shoot 3-pointers the last few games, via The Athletic’s Fred Katz. “Gravity just isn’t on our side. … Something’s in the air. Maybe if I play on the damn moon, shots are gonna go in.”
Basketball on the moon, eh? We have a feeling that won’t help the Wizards out here.
At least they’re not as woeful as the Brooklyn Nets have been defensively, though.