NBA rumors: Bradley Beal on Kent Bazemore: Don't make fun of something that's not funny

Neil Dalal: Bradley Beal on Kent Bazemore on First Take: “Don’t make fun of something that’s not funny.” Yep, that’s it. Don’t joke about injuries and there won’t be a problem.

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Asked if he would reach out to Beal to describe what he meant by the remark, Bazemore replied, "There's nothing really to explain -- I was laughing, jokingly, half-heartedly said it." He went on to say that there was "nothing malicious about that comment. "It was 11:30 in the morning, 12 o'clock, I was off my Bulletproof Coffee feeling good, enjoying seeing you guys' faces, and that's kind of what it was. I don't know, man. I don't think I would have reacted that way. But to each their own -- he's a great player, played against him for a long time, he's been getting better every year, so [I wish him] a speedy recovery, I hope that helps."
Bradley Beal: @24Bazemore you don’t know me or shit about me bruh!!! You don’t know why I go out there and play and it damn sure ain’t for another man’s approval!!! You a straight LAME!!! But it don’t surprise me coming from you, thats what’s yo type do!!
Bradley Beal: @24Bazemore 👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾

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