The Los Angeles Lakers got Russell Westbrook to make things easier for the team, but he is facing serious criticism from fans and doubters. The Lakers front office got Westbrook to be the third player behind LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Did it work? AD is out and will miss an entire month and many players missed games due to injuries and COVID.
A lot of fans placed the blame on Westbrook. What does he think about this?
“I think, for me, I look at it in a positive way and I look at it like this: since I’ve been in the league, every arena, fans, whoever, the jokes… whatever it is that it may be, I take it as a compliment because if I wasn’t out here and I hadn’t done anything in this game, they wouldn’t even pay no mind to me or pay no mind to what I’m doing and how I’m doing it. I look at it as a positive light because if they’re so concerned about what I’m doing, how I’m doing, when I’m doing it, I’m doing something right in this game and I’ll continue to keep my head up and keep my “why not?” mindset and keep using this game to be able to do other things. Simple as that.”
Russell Westbrook is motivated by all this criticism
LA traded Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, and Montrezl Harrell to the Washington Wizards to get Westbrook. It was a big trade deal for the team and everyone had high expectations from the veteran. He is one of the most competitive players in the NBA.
Several sources have reported that the Lakers may consider trading Broddie, but there’s a huge obstacle on their way. Westbrook is set to earn a lot of money and his struggles affected his value. NBA teams won’t really get someone who struggles to shoot. In the loss to the Sacramento Kings, Westbrook shot just 2-of-14 from the field and missed each and every 3-point attempt. This doesn’t go in his favor. It’s a long season after all and the Lakers veteran has enough time to improve.