If we are to make a list of top ten most popular basketballers, Bradley Beal would be one of them. He is an American professional basketball player with the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has made a fortune in his career and is currently rated by Forbes as one of the wealthiest athletes in history. In addition to that, Bradley is one of the highest paid ballers in his team.
Prior to his drafting by the Wizards, his records as a student-athlete were one of the best in the history of the various schools he attended. Currently, the Bradley is rated as one of the most effective hands in Washington Wizards.
Bradley Beal Biography
At birth, he was born as Bradley Emmanuel Beal on June 28, 1993, in St. Louis. The Beal’s family are mostly known for the letter “B’ at the beginning of their names and are also a renowned athletic family. Bradley’s parents are Bobby and Besta Beal. He is one of five siblings, all boys, his brothers are Brandon, Bruce, Byron, and Bryon.
For his educational pursuit, Bradley Beal schooled at Chaminade College Preparatory School where his skills as an athlete were noted by the whole school. Having set an amazing record, in the school, he led his school team to the 2010 FIBA Under-17 world championship, he performed well and was named to the All-tournament Team. He also won the MVP award after averaging 18 points at the tournament.
Following his achievements in the tournament, he returned as a senior, continued at a good pace and averaged 32.5 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 2.8 assists in each game. With a record like that, Bradley earned the 2011 Mr. Show-Me basketball and 2011 Gatorade National Player of the Year.
High School days were soon over and Bradley Beal enrolled at the University of Florida where he was coached by Billy Donovan. As a freshman, the baller held the honor of being the Sec All-Freshman of the week for six occasions. That same year, he also earned the First-team All Sec honors after he averaged 14.8 points in each game.
Beal became confident with the skills he had gathered in college and decided to forgo the remaining years of his collegiate career. Having recorded an outstanding performance, it was with ease he got drafted in the 2012 NBA draft by the Washington Wizards with the third overall pick.
With the Washington Wizards, he played with high spirit and was on top of most of his games. He earned the Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month and also featured in the Rising Stars Competition at the 2013 All-Star Weekend. He kept at a good pace throughout the season but was hindered by an injury which kept him off the court. By the end of the season, he had featured in 56 games and was named to the NBA All-Rookie first team and was also topped at the third position for the NBA Rookie of the Year Award.
Bradley’s best point average in a season was recorded in the 2016-2017 season, he averaged 23.1 points in each game. The 2017-2018 season was the year he recorded the best rebounds in his career as he averaged 4.4 Rebounds in addition to 4.5 assists in each game.
Girlfriend or Wife
To the best of our knowledge, Bradley Beal is not married, however, there are records which says he is. All we know is that he has been in a linked with the Instagram model, Kamiah Adams. From our gatherings, we discovered that the two has been in a jolly relationship for years and have never had a reason to call their relationship off.
On the 23rd of July 2018, they welcomed their first child, a son named after the baller. Prior to their son’s birth, the two took nude pregnancy shots that caused a rife on the internet where they announced that Kamiah was 8 months gone and was expecting a son.
Kamiah Adams was born on March 20, 1993. She works as an Instagram model, actress, and Tv personality. She gained fame after she featured in the VH1 reality show Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood.
Bradley Beal is one of the highest paid players with the Wizards in the NBA. The shooting guard is rated as the second- youngest richest athlete on Forbes list. He pockets $22.12 million annually and has an estimated net worth of $22 million.
Other Interesting Facts
- Bradley is born into a sporty family.
- His parents, as well as his brothers, are sports inclined.
- Brandon, his younger brother played as tight-end for Northern Illinois. Bruce played offensive lineman at Alabama State while Bryon played as offensive linemen and defensive line at Lindenwood University.
- His father played college football for Kentucky State while his mom featured for Kentucky’s women basketball team.
- The baller was pretty close to Rapper Nelly who is their family friend. Records have it that the Rapper always walked him to school while he was a kid.
- Bradley is a die-hard fan of the Baltimore Ravens in the National Football League.
- He pays loyalty to the LGBT community and also expressed his support for Jason Collins when he declared himself gay.