LeBron James and Russell Westbrook have given their opinions on the Laker’s ugly start against the Golden State Warriors. The Los Angeles Lakers are currently in the middle of their preseason games and to say they have been impressive has been a bit of an overstatement. They are still working out some kinks on their roster that have been apparent.
But LeBron and Russell Westbrook were having some words after their ugly start in the last game.
“Everything not going to be figured out in the next week or two,” Russell Westbrook said after the game. “We’ll figure it out.”
“I care about the practice scores then I care about the preseason games,” said LeBron James. “I don’t really put too much into preseason, to be honest.”
LeBron James, Russell Westbrook Sound Off on Ugly Start vs. Warriors
The Lakers are currently 0-3 in the preseason. Not that this record matters at all, but it has been a bit surprising to see them struggle like they are. Still though, Westbrook was obviously happy about joining the Lakers.
“Being from LA, you always wish that you could play for your home team,” Westbrook said. “That’s definitely something that always circled around in my mind. Maybe one day? But I always would come back and be like, ‘Ah, that probably won’t happen.’ I just had to wait and see. But now that we’re here, I’m going to take full advantage of it.”
“LeBron is one of the best players to play this game, and his ability to do everything on the floor allows me to just figure it out,” Westbrook said. “I’m coming to a championship-caliber team, and my job is to make his game easy for him, and I’ll find ways to do that. As it pertains to ball-handling, it really doesn’t matter. There’s many different ways you can impact the game without having the ball in your hands. I’ve been able to do that for a number of years, and we’ll figure it out.”
The Lakers will be perfectly fine and it will be interesting to see how they play going forward. We all know the preseason doesn’t matter anyway.