Wizards star Bradley Beal shows major love to Lakers guard Alex Caruso - Lakers Daily

Wizards star Bradley Beal shows major love to Lakers guard Alex Caruso

Bradley Beal and Alex Caruso Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The recent comments of Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso about the realities of making it in the NBA got a strong endorsement by Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal.

Alex Caruso and Bradley Beal

Caruso’s analogy was used to explain how he was able to go from being an undrafted free agent out of Texas A&M University to starting in the NBA Finals and being an NBA champion.

After Caruso had put up modest numbers at Texas A&M, he wasn’t selected in the 2016 NBA Draft and signed a free agent deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder. After being released during that year’s training camp, he then signed a two-way deal with the Lakers in July 2017.

Over the next two seasons, Caruso played in a combined 62 games with the Lakers before seeing action in 64 regular season games during the interrupted 2019-20 campaign.

During the 2020 postseason, Caruso’s contributions in the Lakers backcourt became more important due to the absence of Avery Bradley and an injury suffered by Rajon Rondo.

Caruso started Game 6 of the Finals, and by the time the game had ended, he and the Lakers were celebrating the franchise’s first title in a decade.

Beal has yet to experience the thrill of winning an NBA championship, though he’s been the subject of trade rumors that could send him to a title contender. Given his thoughts about Caruso’s comments, it’s clear that he understands the mindset it takes to succeed in the NBA.