Natasha Cloud loves watching Wizards' Westbrook and Beal: 'Pick your poison'

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Natasha Cloud loves watching Westbrook and Beal: 'Pick your poison' originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

As a fan and fellow backcourt member of a Monumental Sports team, Natasha Cloud loves watching Russell Westbrook and Bradley Beal play together.

The Mystics guard knows a thing or two about strong guard play in the nation's capital, and she's enjoyed watching the Wizards backcourt grow together during the season.

"I’ve been a Russ fan for a minute now, especially as a point guard. And I’ve seen Bradley grow, me and Brad have been together in D.C. for I think six years together, so it’s been really cool to see his journey and how he started into who he’s become as the leader and as the go-to person on their team," Cloud told NBC Sports Washington ahead of the Wizards-Kings game Wednesday night. "But that duo is deadly. It’s a scary-ass duo, you have to play both of them. Who are you going to pick? Pick your poison."

It's not just on the court where Westbrook and Beal have clicked, according to Cloud, but off the court as well.

"You can try to count Russ out, you can try to count Brad out, but they’re going to continuously prove you wrong every day," Cloud continued. "It’s really special, you can just see the way they get along, it’s not just on the court it’s off the court. It correlates to each other."

The Wizards haven't just bonded together, but with the other professional basketball team in the nation's capital as well.

"I love those dudes," Cloud said. "I don’t think people know how close our teams actually are. I don’t think that’s talked about enough is how special our relationships are with one another...there’s genuine love and friendships there."

Westbrook has shattered franchise record books this season with an onslaught of triple-doubles, while Beal has led the NBA in scoring for most of the year.

But don't ask Cloud to back down from a challenge against two of the biggest stars in the league.

Us. Don’t ask me who’s going to win. Us," Cloud answered immediately when asked who she would take in a two-on-two game between her and Elena Delle Donne against Westbrook and Beal. "Tell Brad and Russ to meet us in the practice gym, ok?"

That's a matchup we'd all love to see one day.

For more from Cloud's conversation with NBC Sports Washington, tune in Wednesday night to Wizards Pregame Live at 9 p.m. as the entire crew gets you ready for Wizards-Kings.