Wizards guard Bradley Beal made some intriguing comments about the Cavaliers. Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

It’s the whole “you’re lucky we lost before facing you argument.” And this time, it’s absolutely glorious. In talking about his team’s second-round playoff exit against the Boston Celtics, Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal had quite the interesting theory.

Beal talked about a whole host of things pertaining to the NBA Playoffs, ultimately concluding that the Cleveland Cavaliers purposely tanked for the No. 2 seed in order not to play his Wizards in the second round.

No, really.

“Cleveland didn’t want to see us. I always said that. I felt like that’s the reason they didn’t play us in the second round. They didn’t want to see us in the second round,” Beal said, via CSN Mid-Atlantic . “If they were going to go down, they were going to go down in the conference finals. They didn’t want to go down in the second round.”

Someone ask Beal about his thoughts on the moon landing or Bigfoot, because this is an otherworldly conspiracy theory right here.

Essentially, the guard is saying that Cleveland, winners of nine consecutive to start the playoffs, would have gone down in the second round if LeBron and Co. played the Wizards.

While an argument could be made that Washington might have made for a more difficult second-round opponent than Toronto, this whole thing is just so ridiculous.

In addition to starting this year’s playoffs with a perfect 9-0 record, Cleveland put up a 12-2 mark in the Eastern Conference Playoffs last spring. That was on the road to the team earning its first NBA title.

LeBron James is playing at a historically good level. He’s the reigning NBA Finals MVP and has his Cavaliers three wins away from a third consecutive trip to the championship round. Washington has not made it to even the conference championship round since 1978-79, a mere 14 years before Beal himself was born.

That pretty much sums it all up.

This article first appeared on Sportsnaut and was syndicated with permission.

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The Washington Wizards/Bullets have made 24 first round picks in the NBA Draft since 1986. How many can you name?

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1987 (12)
Muggsy Bogues
1988 (12)
Harvey Grant
1989 (9)
Tom Hammonds
1991 (19)
LaBradford Smith
1992 (6)
Tom Gugliotta
1993 (6)
Calbert Cheaney
1994 (5)
Juwan Howard
1995 (4)
Rasheed Wallace
1999 (7)
Richard Hamilton
2001 (1)
Kwame Brown
2002 (11)
Jared Jeffries
2002 (17)
Juan Dixon
2003 (10)
Jarvis Hayes
2004 (5)
Devin Harris
2006 (18)
Oleksiy Pecherov
2007 (16)
Nick Young
2008 (18)
JaVale McGee
2010 (1)
John Wall
2010 (30)
Lazar Hayward
2011 (6)
Jan Vesely
2011 (18)
Chris Singleton
2012 (3)
Bradley Beal
2013 (3)
Otto Porter
2015 (19)
Jerian Grant
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