Cameras Caught Bradley Beal Snubbing Suns Coach's High-Five During Loss

Bradley Beal and the Suns were eliminated from the NBA Playoffs with Sunday's loss to the Timberwolves.
Bradley Beal and the Suns were eliminated from the NBA Playoffs with Sunday's loss to the Timberwolves. / Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The Phoenix Suns were swept out of the NBA Playoffs after Sunday night's 122—116 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Footprint Center in Phoenix, Ariz. Suns star Bradley Beal struggled mightily during the contest, shooting just 4-for-13 with six turnovers, while fouling out of the game late in the fourth quarter.

Beal's frustrations were noticeable on the court, especially during a brief moment he had with Suns coach Frank Vogel. As Beal, who was subbed out of the game with 5:52 remaining in the third quarter, jogged back to the Phoenix bench, Vogel held out his hand for a high-five. Beal appeared to brush away Vogel's hand, paying him no mind as he headed to the bench, a moment that was caught by the TNT broadcast's cameras.

NBA fans let Beal have it for seemingly snubbing his coach.

Beal scored just nine points in 31 minutes of action on Sunday.


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Tim Capurso

TIM CAPURSO

Tim Capurso is a Staff Writer on the Breaking & Trending News Team at Sports Illustrated. Previously he wrote for RotoBaller and ClutchPoints, where he was the lead editor for MLB, College Football and NFL coverage. A lifelong Yankees and Giants fan, Tim grew up just outside New York City and now lives near Philadelphia. When he's not writing, Tim enjoys reading, exercising and spending time with his family, including his three-legged cat Willow, who, unfortunately, is an Eagles fan.