The NBA has to be happy with the buzz media days across the league have stirred up. From them the league now has a new rivalry forming between two of the Eastern Conference's best teams.
On Monday at the Washington Wizards' media day Bradley Beal had some vain comments about the Wizards back court. Beal said,
I think we’re definitely the best back court in the league, just in terms of what we’re capable of doing, the confidence that we have in that. At the same time we got to prove it" (Via WaPo).Beal and Wall are one of the best backcourts in the league, but are they the best? This is where Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters decided to join in on the debate.
After practice today, Waiters gave his opinion on Beal's comments. He said,
Waiters thinks he and Kyrie Irving are the best backcourt in the league though. Just like Wall and Beal, they are two incredibly talented young guards."That's nonsense," Waiters said after practice Tuesday. "(Beal is) supposed to say that, but I know deep down, he's not messing with me and Ky (Kyrie Irving). I think me and Ky are the best backcourt, young backcourt. That's all." (Via ESPN)
Now it's time for the Wizards to fire right back at Waiters, right? Today John Wall respond and said,
But then again, what Wall said is true. Waiters has no reason to be talking yet. The Cavs haven't made the playoffs nor has Waiters started. But Waiters has great talent and will hopefully start this season.
For now the two backcourts are just as good as each other. But the bragging rights will be given to one team after their first matchup. The first time the Cavs and Wizards meet is on Friday November 21. On that night the boastful backcourts will finally get to show each other what they are made of. Until then it's hard to pick from one of them as the best backcourt in the league. But for now all this trash talk and rivalry is a great way to start off the season.