Russell Westbrook Sends Strong Message to Lakers Haters

The Los Angeles Lakers beat Kevin Love and the Cleveland Cavaliers and tried their best to improve their record. As you may be guessing, this wasn’t enough for haters. A lot of people still criticize the team about the struggles early in their season. Russell Westbrook is not buying any of this and he delivered a strong message for Lakers haters. We do hope that his message hits the right people.

“Honestly for me, like I live for adversity and, you know, just negativity from people that, you know, outside-in and just constantly talking because nothing better than shutting people up,” Russ said. “There’s nothing better to like sitting back and watching people just be quiet and not talk when you kind of try to figure it out and I think that’s something our group realizes that we know that outside people are doubting what we’re able to do. Internally, like I said, super confident in our abilities to be able to score and defend at a high level.”

Russell Westbrook has a warning message for Lakers haters

Russ may lead the NBA in turnovers, but he wouldn’t shut down his season with the Lakers. Fans may call him “Westbrick” but Russ is well aware of his true potential. Let’s not forget that he is one of the most competitive players in the NBA.

The nine-time All-Star is averaging 21.3 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 9.7 assists while shooting 53.2% from the field and 50.0% from beyond the arc. How will he end his season?

“Just having, like I told you guys a couple of games ago, just having an unbelievable amount of faith and ability and sticking with that,” Westbrook said after the Cavaliers win. “You know, when you just, you know, find ways to be able to stick and land on my faith, everything else will fall in place. So as the season prolongs, I never waver. As you guys know, I’ve been consistent with my messaging all year on confidence and different things of that nature.”

If you want to know more about the sweater Russ wore during the postgame press conference, his son designed it.

The Lakers will probably part ways with the veteran in the offseason. This experiment didn’t work and Westbrook will have to go somewhere else. Probably. Rob Pelinka didn’t trade him at the deadline. What does that mean?