Bradley Beal might’ve had the most egregious travel of the NBA season on Monday night. We’re talking on the same levels of the James Harden double step-back move.
WHAT THE HECK JUST HAPPENED!*
*reminder that in the NBA, you get just two steps**
**well unless you’re a superstar. Then you might get three
Let’s break down all five of the steps now.
Here’s the first
Ok, good. Just one more to go, and then shoot that layup, Bradley!
Here’s the second
There it is. Now time to get that layup in Brad, just watch out for Blake’s arm!
Here’s the third
Ah, well, Blake was a lot taller than you thought, huh. Listen, the third step is not legal here at all, but a ton of guys get away with it. Just do it quickly, Brad, then shoot your layup.
Here’s the fourth?
Now we’re getting into unchartered territory.
Step four not only came after illegal step three, but it nearly gave us another dribble, too. Brad almost put the ball on the floor, which, considering step five is about to get the all clear from the refs, maybe wouldn’t have even mattered much. Spectacular!
Just shoot the ball now, though, Brad.
Here comes step five (5) ((five!))
Griffin is exhausted flying through the air for yet another step, but Beal does it. Step five is his way of eluding Blake… again… to pass out of the paint. He never shot the ball
Here it is in slo-mo:
This was art by Beal, and something that should be hung in a museum.
Although, he later joked on Twitter, “Look clean to me.”