Russell Westbrook Makes Lakers Jersey Number Official

Russell Westbrook joined the Los Angeles Lakers in the offseason, and he has finally confirmed his jersey number. The Lakers traded for Westbrook and did a good job with the Washington Wizards. They got rid of Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, and Montrezl Harrell. The franchise also gave up on the No.22 pick.

Getting Westbrook was a big deal for the Lakers. Wonder why? He is one of a kind. The front office will sure use his best stats.

Westbrook has a lot to offer right now and he is incredible competitive. Pelinka and LeBron James wanted him on the roster for a reason. Westbrook is the only player in league history to have multiple scoring and assist titles in his portfolio.

Russell Westbrook has his jersey number

Great Westbrook is one of the best rebounding guards in the NBA. He joins the Lakers as an all-around package. In other words, he will be a great asset to the purple and gold. If these stats aren’t enough, there is another stat which would only cement his value.

Westbrook’s fans have been following his professional career. Do you know that his teammates have had their best scoring years playing with the veteran? Kevin Durant was averaging 32 points per game in 2013. Paul George played two seasons with Westbrook, and was at his prime in the second season. George scored 28 points per game in 2018. Bradley Beal almost got the scoring title and averaged a career-high 31 point per game last season.

Yes, Westbrook has this incredible power. He can make everyone better. That’s what brings joy to each and every Lakers fan.

Westbrook will get a chance to win a ring with the Lakers. He has already met with LeBron James and Anthony Davis. They discussed his future role. It looks like Westbrook will let LeBron lead the offense. AD will probably go at center. This makes perfect sense for everyone. Let’s see how will the new-look Lakers roster handle the pressure in 2021-22.