The Washington Capitals won the Stanley Cup in 2018. The Washington Valor won the Arena Bowl in 2018. The Washington Mystics won a WNBA championship in 2019. And the Washington Nationals just advanced to the World Series.
All that winning played a factor in Bradley Beal signing a two-year, $72 million maximum extension with the Washington Wizards on Thursday that kicks in during the 2021-22 season. NBA analysts expected Beal to be traded. Instead, the St. Louis native will play a major role in the Wizards’ rebuild as fellow superstar, John Wall, rehabilitates from a torn Achilles that will keep him out all of next season.
“I love DC,” Beal said in a press conference. “This is where I always wanted to be and this is where I want to be for the rest of my career.”