Suns' Bradley Beal Trolls Himself With Four-Word Message After Getting Swept

The Suns star at least has a sense of humor.
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At least Phoenix Suns star Bradley Beal is a man of his word.

Following his team’s disappointing first-round playoff exit against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Beal took a fun jab at himself inspired by one of his recent quotes— which admittedly didn’t age too well.

Prior to the T-Wolves’ Game 4 win, with Minnesota leading the series 3-0, Beal told reporters, “I’ve never been swept a day in my life, so I’ll be damned if that happens.”

Entering his exit interview the day after, Beal’s very first words were, “I’ll be damned, man.”

In spite of Beal’s fighting words to avoid an early elimination, the Timberwolves completed the series sweep to book a ticket to the next round—their first playoff series win in two decades—and deliver a gut punch to a talented Suns squad whose once-lofty championship aspirations fizzled out Sunday night.

In the 122-116 loss, Beal finished with just nine points in 31 minutes before fouling out late in the fourth quarter. His star teammates Devin Booker and Kevin Durant put up 49 and 33 points a piece.

Beal suffered from various injuries during the first half of the 2023-24 season, averaging 18.2 points per game in 53 appearances. He was traded by the Washington Wizards in a three-team deal last June and is owed $160 million over the next three seasons.


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Kristen Wong

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Kristen Wong is a Staff Writer on the Breaking & Trending News Team at Sports Illustrated. She has been a sports journalist since 2020. Before joining SI, Kristen covered four NFL teams as an associate editor with the FanSided NFL Network and worked as a staff writer for the brand’s flagship site. She has written about soccer, the NFL, NBA, and MLB since 2020, and outside of work, has dreams of running her own sporty dive bar.