Young NBA Star Resists Telling Obama 'Lower Some Taxes'

In Tuesday's Washington Post, sports reporter Michael Lee relayed how 19-year-old Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal is now finding his place in pro basketball. But a little politics emerged in an otherwise non-political story. Beal was on hand at the White House Monday for the Easter Egg Hunt as President Obama missed his first 14 shots and went 2 for 22.

"Beal cut the president some slack since he was wearing slacks, loafers and a collared shirt, but resisted the urge to walk over and give some tips on his shooting form. He settled on telling Obama to move a little closer to the basket," Lee reported. Beal resisted the urge to offer his political advice:

“I was about to offer some political advice,” Beal said, cracking a smile before saying that he would recommend Obama “lower some taxes.”

Beal, a shooting guard, was drafted third in the 2012 draft and signed a contract for two years for a guaranteed $8.3 million. 

Tim Graham
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